Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of automaker Mahindra and Mahindra, tweeted out his excitement about his team Mahindra Racing competing in India's first Formula E Prix being held in Hyderabad, Telangana on February 11, 2023.
"After competing in Formula E right since its inception across the globe,we get to compete in front of our home crowd,as a truly Indian team when Formula E comes to India as the Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix, I feel super excited about finally racing in front of the home crowd", Mahindra's tweet read.
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Formula E, officially known as the ABB FIA( Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) Formula E World Championship, is a single-seater motorsport championship for electric cars. The series was conceived in 2011 in Paris.
Mahindra and Mahindra's Formula E racing team , called Mahindra Racing will be competing for the first time on home ground, Anand Mahindra shared his excitement about the same and urged India to give a 'billion cheers' to his team.
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The FIA has collaborated with the Telangana government, to organise the event. Private firm Ace Nxt Gen is the official promoter of the Formula E Race.
Eleven teams from across the globe will participate in the net zero carbon emission race . The race being organised in Hyderabad is the round four of season 9 of the race series.
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Hyderabad has become the first Indian city to host the event and will host the race for the next four years a report by the Indian Express said.
C.V. Anand the Police Commisioner of Hyderabad along with officials from the FIA inspected the track on February 2 according to a report by The Hindu.
The first shipment of eight Formula E Gen-3 electric race cars and their components arrived at the cargo terminal of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on February 1, 2023.