Mumbai, India — Mahindra Racing, a motor racing team based in Banbury, United Kingdom, launched an integrated marketing campaign ahead of its participation in season 8 of ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the world’s first all-electric street racing series.
Mahindra Racing has been a founding member team of the Formula E World Championship and has been competing since 2014. Season 8 of Formula E will start on January 28th, 2022, with the Diriyah E-Prix and Mahindra Racing is geared up to make India proud.
Anand Mahindra, group chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra, kickstarted the campaign with a tweet, saying, “Racing is an intrinsic part of our lives. Whether it’s about racing to achieve our life goals or racing to catch the next local, #IndiaLovesAGoodRace. Share the kind of race you favour most or your best racing memory. I’ll be retweeting the ones I like @MahindraRacing.”
Entitled the ‘#IndiaLovesAGoodRace’ campaign, the promotion was done in collaboration with BBH India and captures the love and spirit of the racing culture in India. The film showcases the passion for racing in the country by featuring racing at a young age in the form of small toy cars to racing tyres with a stick, from paper boats in the monsoons to the Vallam Kali boat races in Kerala. Through this presentation of the love for fast-paced competition, the campaign highlights how Team Mahindra has the prestigious responsibility of representing India at the Formula E World Championship.
Commenting on the campaign, Asha Kharga, chief customer and brand officer of Mahindra, said “Mahindra Racing is the first Indian team that competes on the global motor racing stage. It’s not only about delivering a thrilling experience to racing enthusiasts but is also Mahindra Group’s commitment towards clean technology and sustainability. The film pays homage to India’s love of racing in all forms and is a flashback to the old and flash-forward to the new.”
Russell Barrett, CCO and CEO of BBH India, added, “Our country is participating at the highest level in a sport that is at the cutting edge of new. The idea was to reach a much larger group of Indian sports enthusiasts. The film shows how we have racing etched into our DNA and now Mahindra Racing is providing the adrenaline and the opportunity for us as a nation to win at a new-age global stage. All that’s needed is the fuel of support that new fans will provide.”