Today, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship made its first go to to Marrakesh, Morocco since February 2020. The mixture of high-speed sweeping corners and tight wall-line turns was sorely missed within the season the venue was off the schedule.
DS Techeetah’s António Félix da Costa gained pole place after beating his teammate Jean-Éric Vergne within the semi-final qualifying duel after which Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara within the last. Mercedes-EQ’s Stoffel Vandoorne, the championship factors chief, certified twentieth.
The prime three drivers on the beginning grid entered the primary nook in qualifying order, with Da Costa main, Mortara second and Vergne third. The begin wouldn’t play out as cleanly for the fourth-place starter, Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein. The Porsche driver was shortly underneath risk from the drivers behind.
Wehrlein’s automobile had a technical problem, so he defended aggressively to take care of place, and the remainder of the sector was caught in a prepare behind him. Jaguar’s Mitch Evans was the primary driver capable of get previous the Porsche for fourth. Then the flood gates burst open, and Wehrlein sunk down the operating order.
Through the assault mode cycles, Mortara would take the race lead with Da Costa in pursuit. Da Costa’s teammate Jean-Éric Vergne sat in third with extra vitality in his battery and solely 5 factors shy of the championship lead. Teecheetah ordered Da Costa to maneuver apart for Vergne. And when Vergne’s assaults have been unsuccessful, the staff reverted the order of its vehicles.
Da Costa faired higher in his second stint difficult for the lead, however couldn’t get round Mortara. Edo Mortara could be the primary throughout the end line to win the Marrakesh E-Prix. Though, Vergne wouldn’t simply fall again to 3rd. On the ultimate lap, Mitch Evans dramatically handed Vergne to grab a podium end away from his championship rival.
Race Results – Top 10
- Edoardo Mortara
- António Félix da Costa
- Mitch Evans
- Jean-Éric Vergne
- Lucas di Grassi
- Nyck de Vries
- Jake Dennis
- Stoffel Vandoorne
- Sam Bird
- Oliver Rowland
Edoardo Mortara now leads the drivers’ championship by 11 factors over Jean-Éric Vergne. Formula E will return in two weeks for the New York City E-Prix.