Mahindra Racing, the only Indian team to
compete in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, has announced the formation of a
strategic partnership with Pininfarina (a Mahindra Group owned company) and
Tech Mahindra. This agreement gives Mahindra Racing access to Pininfarina’s
globally renowned design expertise and Tech Mahindra’s digital technology
Pininfarina, will also become
a sponsor of the Mahindra Racing Formula E team. This enables the team to
leverage Pininfarina’s legendary design and technology expertise to enhance the
performance of its M5Electro race car, currently under development for Season 5
of the Formula E Championship which begins in December 2018.
This partnership will also
focus on other areas of design and technology, including Computational Fluid
Dynamics (CFD) work and help Mahindra with its ‘Race to Road’ strategy that
involves the application of learnings from the race track into the development
of new electric road vehicles, in due course. Mahindra Racing will also have
access to Pininfarina’s testing facilities in Italy which will help the team
enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of its race car.
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