Mahindra Racing pulls out of Formula E race in Cape Town due to safety concerns on rear suspension

Lucas Di Grassi of Brazil and Mahindra Racing drives during the 2023 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix Round 1 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Mahindra Racing has decided to withdraw from the Formula E race ahead of the Cape Town E-Prix due to safety concerns about the car’s rear suspension. The decision was made after the Indian racing team’s driver, Lucas di Grassi, stopped with a broken rear suspension during practice that took place before the qualifying. The company stated that the safety of the drivers and extended team members is of utmost importance. A thorough investigation of the suspension components of the Mahindra M9Electro race cars will take place on the team’s return to the UK. This is the first time Mahindra has withdrawn from the race since joining the Formula E championship in 2014. Customer team ABT CUPRA, which also runs M9Electro, has also withdrawn from the weekend.

Having finished on the podium in the season opener race in Mexico, the Indian outfit lies in seventh place in the team standings before deciding to withdraw from this race

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