The soon-to-be-held FIA Formula E championship, will get participation from Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, which is ready to prove its mettle at the world’s first fully-electric racing series. Incidentally, this is the eighth and the only Indian team to join the E racing series. Indian driver Karun Chandhok and Brazil’s Bruno Senna will be Mahindra team drivers for the championship’s inaugural season. 10 races in city-center locations around the world will be held in the FIA Formula E championship’s first season. This includes the famous cities of London, Beijing and Los Angeles. Through the global race, awareness about the usage of electric vehicles in this grim phase of environmental degeneration will be raised. At the same time, it will also act as an impetus to the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry.Chetan Maini, Director of Formula E Racing & CEO Mahindra Reva said, “The Formula E series has already created a significant interest globally and this race will provide the necessary impetus to the EV ecosystem, serving as a platform to propel R&D around the electric vehicle industry and pave the way for a sustainable future. The race will be an amalgamation of kinesthetic intelligence, technology and design, exemplifying the importance of electric vehicles in the context of modern mobility.”Mahindra is not a stranger to international motor sport, as Mahindra Racing has made its present felt within the two-wheeled world of the MotoGP? World Championship. The Formula E event will be broadcast on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD 2.advertisementDriver profilesKarun ChandhokChennai-born Karun Chandhok has been a leading force in Indian motorsport from the start of his career. He was the winner of the first ever Formula Asia V6 Championship, and also the first driver for A1 Team India in the former A1GP Series. Soon after, Chandhok went on to race in Formula One’s closest feeder series, GP2 in 2008, which was the year he first partnered with Senna. The duo met again in 2010 when both made their F1 debuts with the HRT team.Chandhok made a one-off appearance in Formula One in the year 2011, at the German Grand Prix for the Team Lotus F1 team.Bruno SennaThe Senna name is synonymous with international motorsport (Ayrton Senna), but Bruno has carved out his own space. The Sao Paulo native started a strong career in the junior categories and ended the 2008 GP2 Series as vice champion. Senna began his Formula 1 career in 2010 with the HRT team, in which he was partnered with Chandhok. After getting invaluable experience, he moved to the Lotus Renault GP team in 2011 as Reserve Driver. He was promoted to race driver half way through the season. In the 2012 F1 season,. Senna’s career continued when he raced for the Williams F1 team, scoring valuable championship points for the team.