Mahindra Racing has won the second race of the Formula E at Hong Kong after original race winner Daniel Abt's car was disqualified due to technical rules infringement.
Abt driving for the Audi Sport works Formula E team had claimed his first victory in the series. But a post-race scrutiny revealed that the car breached the technical regulations.
Mahindra Racing driver Felix Rosenqvist was handed over the race win, his second in the Formula E series. Rosenqvist started the race in pole position but spun out of the lead at the very first corner of the race.
Rosenqvist made an impressive recovery after dropping down to 11th position and finished in 2nd position. But after the post-race inspection, it was declared that the Audi Sport car's FIA security stickers on the inverters and motors did not comply with the declared one on the technical passport.
Audi might appeal the decision as it will take a call in the coming days. Venturi Formula E team driver Mortara claimed second position and Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans was promoted to the final podium position.
Mahindra Racing's Nick Heidfeld finished the first race in the third position, and hence the team leads the team championship by three points from DS Virgin. The Indian team has scored 44 points as opposed to the 41 of DS Virgin.
Mahindra team principal, Dilbagh Gill said, "Although we made a few mistakes and let ourselves down a bit, I'm happy that the team has picked up where we left off last year and that we have been the first team in the short history of Formula E to record a perfect score of pole position, race win and fastest race lap."
Mahindra Racing has made a perfect start to the Formula E championship with a podium in race one and a victory in the second race. Rosenqvist made an impressive recovery after the mishap at the first corner. Now, Mahindra leads the team standings and hopes to maintain the lead in the coming races.