Gen3 grid complete as Mahindra Racing's M9Electro breaks cover

Mahindra Racing has shown off its M9Electro ahead of testing in Valencia today, as the Anglo-Indian outfit rounding out this season's livery unveils with a striking red and copper scheme.

Mahindra livery

The livery was designed by Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (MADE), bringing together a refined design style with innovative electric racing, while also marking a closer collaboration between MADE and Mahindra Racing UK.

“I am delighted to launch our livery for the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship here in Valencia," said Asha Kharga, Chairperson, Mahindra Racing. "The Gen3 livery takes inspiration from our Born Electric platform design language and marks the latest global colour trend in fashion, with the copper combining with the signature Mahindra red. Elements of the design pay homage to Mahindra Racing history and our previous successes, with others demonstrating our vision towards the Gen3 era of Formula E. We are especially excited to bring our cars to India in February to celebrate the inaugural Hyderabad E-Prix.”

The pre-season test in Valencia will also mark the first official outing for Mahindra Racing’s new CEO, Frederic Bertrand, who joins the team ahead of Season 9.

“I am very excited for this new dawn at Mahindra Racing. It is a new start for the team, with this fresh new look on the cars," said Bertrand. "I have high hopes for the direction of the team, we have some fantastic people among us as well as two brilliant drivers in Oliver and Lucas. I can’t wait to see the cars hit the track for the first time later today.”

The team signed 2016/17 champion Lucas di Grassi over the off-season to drive alongside the returning Oliver Rowland. Its powertrain is set to underpin ABT Sportsline's return to Formula E alongside Spanish manufacturer CUPRA.

Mahindra are the final outfit to show off their Season 9 colours, with Envision Racing going yesterday. ABT CUPRA took the covers off its Gen3 racer last week alongside NIO 333, with NissanJaguarDSMcLarenMaserati and Andretti all showing off their latest-gen Formula E cars in the past fortnight ahead of the new season and Valencia testing, set to take place starting tomorrow.

The first of six sessions of testing gets underway at 0900 CET. Follow live at fiaformulae.com/live. Read the preview and get up to speed.