Nick Heidfeld scored Mahindra Racing’s first ever Formula E podium, finishing third in a tight battle on the streets of Beijing. Mahindra’s new M2Electro Formula E car made a strong start to the 2015/16 season with Nick Heidfeld and Bruno Senna qualifying P3 and P7 respectively and finishing P3 & P13.
Both drivers gained a position before the first corner with Nick challenging for the lead on many occasions. Due to complications during their car swaps, both drivers lost places in the pit stops.
Nick rejoined the track in P4. Suffering from a broken rear wing, Nico Prost was forced to retire promoting Heidfeld to P3 and the team’s best result to date. Senna struggled to recover from a poor pit stop and finished in P13.