Marrakesh E-Prix Tag

After a long day of testing at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, following the 2018 FIA Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix, it was Audi Sport ABT Shaeffler’s rookie driver Nico Muller who made headlines after setting a new Formula E lap record with a time of 1:19.651 – smashing yesterday’s fastest lap of 1:19.760 set during the race. “I had lots of fun today. My first time in a Formula E car was a very successful one,” said the 25 year old Swiss driver. “I really enjoyed myself andRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer In a ABB FIA Formula E Championship race organized as much by attrition as it was by passing, the lone driver making his all-electric series debut delivered an impressively clean performance to finish in the points. Making his first Formula E start for MS&AD Andretti Formula E, former DTM driver Tom Blomqvist put together a consistent campaign to score an eighth-place result in the Marrakesh E-Prix. “It was a bit of an eye opener,” Blomqvist said after the race. “I got a bit lucky, IRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer For a time it appeared that Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams were due to return to the dominant form they’d displayed throughout the early days of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Morocco. But in the end Felix Rosenqvist and Mahindra Racing wouldn’t be denied. Rosenqvist used a late overtake of pole-sitter and potential championship rival Buemi with just five laps remaining to drive off to the victory in the 2018 Marrakesh E-Prix, surging into the points lead in the driver’s championship in the process. The victory wasRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler might have owned the morning’s practice sessions, but when the time came to qualify it was Sebastien Buemi and Renault e.dams that stole the show. Buemi laid down a time of 1:20.355 to win the Super Pole round and claim the Julius Baer Pole Position, securing the right to lead the ABB FIA Formula E Championship field to the green in the Marrakesh E-Prix. The result was Buemi’s his first pole of Season Four, and the ninth of his four-year Formula E career.Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer At the end of a chaotic Free Practice 2 in Morocco, the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler duo of Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi were left standing a cut above the rest of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship field. Abt laid down a new lap record of 1:19.760 in the closing moments of Saturday’s second pre-qualifying practice to lead the session, snatching the top spot from teammate di Grassi (1:19.898). Sebastien Buemi (1:19.936) ended the session in third, with Mitch Evans (1:20.001), and Nelson Piquet Jr. (1:20.115)Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Defending ABB FIA Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler got off to a strong start in their efforts to bounce back into title contention in Morocco. Di Grassi streaked across the start-finish line on a full power lap with a time 1:20.310 as the sun rose above the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan to set quick time in the first of two free practice sessions for Saturday’s Marrakesh E-Prix. The lap was the quickest seen from the all-electric series at Marrakesh, toppingRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer With the weekend approaching, the stars and teams of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship are currently preparing for the third race of the season – the Marrakesh E-Prix. The event is slated to be over in just one day, with the field taking the checkered flag just half a day after the beginning of Free Practice 1.  But while that may mark the end of the race weekend for those contending for the championship, the teams will still have another day of action remaining.Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer After a disappointing weekend in the season-opening FIA Formula E doubleheader at Hong Kong, Neel Jani and Dragon Racing have agreed to part ways. Jani confirmed the news to Bieler Tagblatt, saying, “The team and I have decided that it is better for the future of both parties, if we end the cooperation.” The 34-year-old Porsche factory driver came to Dragon in September, and was previously slated to complete the entirety of Season Four. But a host of problems for Jay Penske’s organization – from the leaveRead More