September 28th 2023: Mahindra Racing is delighted to announce the signings of Nyck De Vries and Edoardo Mortara on multi-year contracts to compete for the team from Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Season 10 marks a new chapter in the history of Mahindra Racing – the only Indian team on the grid and the last of FIA Formula E’s founding teams to compete in its original identity. The signing of two drivers of Mortara’s and De Vries’ calibre and experience is a positive step on the team’s journey towards becoming Championship contenders once more, after a difficult start to the new Gen3 regulations in Season 9.
De Vries returns to Formula E, in which he became the inaugural World Champion back in Season 7, after a stint competing in Formula 1 for Williams and Scuderia AlphaTauri. With four career ePrix victories, and a further four podium finishes to his name, the 28-year-old’s experience and status as a Championship contender will be an essential asset to the team moving forward.
After an impressive career in karting, the Dutch star enjoyed an
equally-celebrated rise through the single-seater ranks, first winning the 2014 Formula Renault Eurocup, before building on subsequent front-running campaigns in Formula Renault 3.5 and GP3 Series with the 2019 FIA Formula 2 title.
De Vries will be joined at the team for Season 10 by another of FIA Formula E’s biggest stars – Swiss- Italian driver Edoardo Mortara. The 36-year-old burst onto the scene in 2010, winning both the Formula Three Euroseries crown and triumphing twice on the world-famous streets of Macau.
After a long-standing career as one of the DTM’s leading lights, Mortara returned to single seaters in 2017 with his Formula E debut in Hong Kong, and made an immediate impact, scoring a podium with second place on his first weekend in the category. He took his maiden victory at the same venue a year later and has since added five further triumphs – plus six additional podiums – to his CV.
Notably, this new driver pairing forges a partnership between the two chief title protagonists in Season 7, with Mortara finishing just seven points adrift of eventual World Champion, De Vries.
The acquisition of two of the sport’s most exciting talents marks a new chapter in the team’s history, with a vision to return to Championship contention in the
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