Mahindra Racing today announced that its Formula E team will participate in Punta del Este race. Situated in Southern Uruguay, the 2.8km circuit passes the beach side making it a very scenic race to watch.
Everyone is looking forward to race on the streets of Punta del Este, after they had to deal with heavy afternoon rain in their last race in Malaysia. The authorities had to re-schedule the weekend to avoid the heavy downpour. However, things in Uruguay look pleasant. The weekend schedule at Punta del Este will resume with two free practice sessions in the morning, followed by a quick group qualifying session and finally an afternoon race.
In the last race, Karun Chandok gained points, however, his team mate Bruno Senna retired on the final lap after hitting the wall while chasing a podium position. Both the drivers will fight for the podium position in the beach front track which has a mixture of fast corners coupled with tricky 20 bends.
”The first two rounds have been reasonably good for me. We picked up a decent haul of points even though aspects of the race went against us in Malaysia and really a podium should have been on the cards," said Karun Chandok.
“Once again I’ll be out on track early in the weekend with the FIA to check out certain aspects of the circuit however upon first look it seems as though it’s going to be a narrower circuit with longer straights. The grip level is going to be tricky, especially so close to the beach with the sand kicked up. But overall we know we have a fast car, and now we need to capitalise on this in Punta del Este and aim for that podium. The teams in Bangalore and England have been hard at work and we should be in with a chance again in Punta," Karun added.