India’s national anthem plays for first time at Formula E race, watch video

India's Mahindra Racing team won their first Formula E electric series on Saturday after Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist emerged victorious in the first of two Berlin ePrix races. It was a historic day for both the driver and the team as they saw their maiden victory.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: June 11, 2017 7:22 pm
team mahindra, mahindra racing, formula e race, berlin, anand mahindra, Felix Rosenqvist, sports news, indian express An emotional Anand Mahindra shared his feelings on Twitter after they won their maiden Formula E race. (Express photo)

India’s Mahindra Racing team won their first Formula E electric series on Saturday after Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist emerged victorious in the first of two Berlin ePrix races. It was a historic day for both the driver and the team as they saw their maiden victories.

Mahindra and his team were beyond themselves as their Swedish driver finished first on on the podium. The special occasion left Anand Mahindra, the chairman and director of Mahindra group, emotional who posted on his social media account that even though Twitter allowed 140 characters, he did not need them. “I stood and wept…Jai ho,” wrote Mahindra after the Indian national anthem played for the first time at the Formula E race in Berlin.

Mahindra remembered the day Chetan Maini came to his office to recommend them to join the FIA Formula E. “Finally,I remember the day @MainiChetan you came to my office and recommended we join @FIAformulaE Thank you, Chetan. I haven’t forgotten,” wrote Mahindra in another emotional tweet.

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In a series of tweet, he thanked the driver as well as the manager. “Time for gratitude..First to @FRosenqvist Felix you are a sporting star in the making..Thank you for sharing your talent with us…”

“And thank you @NickHeidfeld On the podium at home..but home is also now India..where you have a billion fans..” he wrote in another tweet.

“And it’s my job to thank you, @dilbagh_gill This pic’s accurate.It’s a lonely job,being the manager..But look behind .we’re all with you,” he thanked the manager.

After winning the race, Rosenqvist said: “It was just such a good race, under control, so yeah, unbelievable. Nothing went wrong, just a little lock up in the last hairpin. I was able to enjoy the whole race.

The win puts Mahindra Racing third in the Team Championship with 127 points with Renault E.Dams in the lead (208 points) followed by Audi Sport (142 points).

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    critic
    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:17 am
    First of all Congratulations to Mahendra who was instrumental in this achievement . Yes, all the anti nationals and traitors must be very sad and thinking of finding some fault or targeting Govt. for this . All these Pappu baba , Diggy , communists , Mamta , Lalu , must be very sad . We have not yet understood what quality or qualification our Pappu has except that he is son of Rajiv / Sonia who has ac ulated lot of wealth in India as well as abroad .
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      Ajay Nair
      Jun 12, 2017 at 12:50 am
      CONgis, commies and other anti-nationals are very disappointed to hear this news. Why Indian national anthem? Why not call some mullah to do h there?
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        Rahul
        Jun 12, 2017 at 6:25 am
        Or first time india wins in F1 congis-modi suit boot ka sarkar hai F1 kaise jeet gyi modi raj mai modi definitely help them . Lolz. This is golden era anything you want good for your country you can do it now no need to be a begger against gov de de mai . Go for it achieve it . Now there is somebody who will listen any corruption in system ready to cooperate . Out nationality is bind by hinduism so he's no problem with it . Go with respect
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        Jyoti
        Jun 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm
        jai ho....
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