Formula E: ABT Cupra will end its partnership with Mahindra

Formula E: ABT Cupra will end its partnership with Mahindra

ABT Cupra plans to end its partnership with Indian company Mahindra, which supplies electric engines, the team announced during the first leg of the Formula E season, which started this weekend in Mexico City.

Once ABT’s partner was Audi, which subsequently curtailed its Formula E programme, causing the team to miss the 2022 season, but returned to the electric racing world championship last year but under the Cupra brand and signed a contract with Mahindra. But this collaboration did not yield the results ABT hoped for.

“We have had long negotiations in recent weeks and months. We have always discussed everything openly with our partners and decided that at the end of the year the contract with Mahindra will be terminated,” Racer quotes Thomas Biermeier, team principal of ABT Cupra. proverb. – We are currently negotiating with other suppliers. We have a choice – it is clear that we start from our priorities, and now this work is underway.

We hope that we will make a decision and announce it in February or early March. Before the start of last season we decided to return to Formula E quite late, and Cupra also decided to collaborate with us at the last minute, which made it difficult to agree with other suppliers. But now we are looking for a good solution for next season together with Cupra.”

There is a good chance that the team can reach an agreement with Porsche, because the Stuttgart company, like the Spanish Cupra, is part of the Volkswagen group. The first race of the season was won by Pascal Wehrlein, a driver of the Porsche factory team. At the same time, Nico Muller was the best of the ABT Cupra pilots, taking only 17th place, and Lucas di Grassi retired on the first lap after a collision with Antoni Felix da Costa, Wehrlein’s teammate.

Source: F1 News

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