The Mahindra Formula E team has confirmed it will continue to race with a fan-designed livery through the all-electric series’ fourth season.
Mahindra launched its ‘Driven by Design’ competition ahead of Formula E’s third season, with a livery design created by Spanish fan Adria Haro Jorba adorning its M3Electro car en route to third place in the teams’ championship.
After debuting the new M4Electro at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier this year, Mahindra has confirmed it will once again feature a fan livery through its new competition.
“The enthusiasm of our Passioneers during previous #DrivenbyDesign contests encouraged us to give them yet another opportunity to showcase their design flair and creativity,” Mahindra team boss Dilbagh Gill said.
“The entire Mahindra Racing team can’t wait to see what they come up with for the livery our new M4Electro race car.”
As well as having their design feature on Mahindra’s car through season four, the winning fan will also get a visit to the Pininfarina design studio in Turin, Italy, where they will spend a day with a chief livery designer.
More details can be found at drivenbydesign.mahindrafe.com, but all entries must be submitted by September 18.
The new Formula E season kicks off in Hong Kong on December 2.
This past week in Formula 1 was dominated by teams launching their 2018 challengers for the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.
A total of six teams took the covers off their new chassis for the world to see this week, joining Haas F1 Team and Williams Martini Racing in doing so.
The list below contains the teams that launched their 2018 chassis this week and the name of their 2018 chassis:
- Red Bull Racing – RB14
- Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team – C37
- Renault Sport F1 Team – R.S.18
- Scuderia Ferrari – SJ71H
- Mercedes AMG Petronas – W09
- McLaren F1 Team – MCL33
Testing for everyone begins on Monday at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, home of the Spanish Grand Prix, beginning a stretch of two weeks of pre-season testing prior to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
Sahara Force India and Scuderia Toro Rosso are expected to unveil their 2018 cars the morning of the first day of testing.
Force India Up for Sale?
Rumors about the future of Sahara Force India, already rumored to be changing names soon, took yet another interesting this week as news surfaced about a possible sale of the team to British energy drink firm Rich Energy.
This news also comes as current majority team owner Dr. Vijay Mallya faces developing legal troubles involving money laundering, further adding to the murky environment surrounding a team that has become the “best of the rest” behind Mercedes, Ferrari, and Red Bull in recent years.