Alex Lynn will race for Mahindra for the remainder of the 2019/20 ABB Formula E season, replacing Pascal Wehrlein in the team’s line-up.

Wehrlein announced his departure from Mahindra with immediate effect via a post on social media earlier this month ahead of an expected switch to Porsche.

The Mahindra squad has since named Lynn as his replacement for the rest of the disrupted campaign, which will conclude with an unprecedented run of six races in nine days in Berlin in August after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a suspension to the season in March.

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Lynn, 26, previously contested seven races for Jaguar during the second half of the 2018/19 season, claiming a best result of seventh place at the Bern E-Prix in Switzerland.

The Briton also raced with Envision Virgin Racing in 2017/18 and has acted as Jaguar’s development driver since losing his full-time drive. He will join Jerome d'Ambrosio in Mahindra's line-up. 

“I am really excited to be able to represent Mahindra Racing in Berlin," said Lynn. "I have high ambitions in this championship that match what Mahindra Racing wants to achieve.

"I just can’t wait to get started. I’ve raced twice in Berlin before and always felt that I went well there, including appearing in Super Pole last season.

"The format of Berlin is going to be exciting and challenging at the same time and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running.”

Mahindra team principal Dilbagh Gill added: “We’re delighted to welcome Alex to the Mahindra Racing family. He has achieved some fantastic highlights in his career already and we’re confident that together we can get results in the remainder of Season 6.

"It’s not easy to jump in mid-season, especially with the unique way we will be running the races in Berlin, but Alex has a hunger, talent and experience that we are sure will pay dividends fast.

"We would like to thank Pascal for his contribution and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”