Ex-Indycar and F2 star King joins Mahindra in simulator and development role

Former Indycar and Formula 2 driver Jordan King has joined the Mahindra Racing Formula E team in a development and simulator driver role.

The 26-year-old Brit will join Rudy van Buren and work together on their simulator and development duties into Mahindra Racing’s seventh consecutive season in Formula E.

Team Principal, Dilbagh Gill, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jordan to our tribe of Passioneers, and I thoroughly look forward to seeing him work alongside Rudy as they contribute to our team this season.”

King had success in single-seaters which followed his karting career, winning the British Formula 3 title in 2015. He also tested the Season 3 Mahindra Formula E car during that year too.

He stepped up the ranks into GP2 and onto a development driver role for the Manor Marussia F1 team.

It saw him close to a drive for the 2017 F1 season before the team folded.

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From thereon, he pursued an Indycar move having made his debut for Ed Carpenter Racing at the Indy 500 in 2019.

His most recent racing commitments reside in the World Endurance Championship for Ginetta Team LNT (LMP1) in Season 8, and a few outings for Jackie Chan DC Racing (LMP2) in the Super-Season.

King will look to contribute towards the development of the M7 Electro, critical following an underwhelming Season 6 for the team and a venture into the new ‘world championship’ name.

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