Method E returns to Morocco for season 8, spherical 10 at Circuit World Automotive Moulay El Hassan
SAUDI ARABIA: The ABB FIA Method E International Championship returns to Marrakesh on Saturday for spherical 10 within the 16-race season, with 4 drivers pulling forward within the combat for the drivers’ identify.
Going into the Marrakesh E-Prix on the Circuit World Automotive Moulay El Hassan, Mercedes-EQ’s Stoffel Vandoorne leads the way in which within the Drivers’ International Championship with a five-point merit over nearest challenger and double champion Jean-Eric Vergne (DS TECHEETAH).
Edoardo Mortara (ROKiT Venturi Racing) is 2 issues again in 3rd position, whilst Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing), who gained remaining day trip in Jakarta, sits fourth, however best 12 issues again from the standings lead.
With a most of 29 issues on be offering in Marrakesh, any a type of 4 drivers may just lead the championship come the chequered flag on Saturday,
Evans’ win in Indonesia squeezed the margins splitting the highest 4, with Mortara and Vergne additionally making the rostrum remaining time round to pile the power on issues pacesetter Vandoorne.
Consistency is vital in Method E if any motive force is to gather a run on the International Championship. The Belgian has completed outdoor the highest 5 simply two times in 9 rounds, even though each Evans and Mortara have scored in all however two races this season, whilst Vergne hasn’t ever didn’t tally.
The Atlas mountains give you the backdrop for Method E’s 5th travel to the town’s centuries-old Agdal district, with the primary Marrakesh E-Prix happening in 2016. The monitor follows the Circuit World Automotive Moulay El Hassan — named after the crown prince of Morocco — earlier than spilling out onto the streets of Marrakesh’s lodge district.
Famend for being an energy-zapping circuit, this speedy and extremely technical monitor options 12 turns, 3 straights and a chain of bends finishing a monitor duration of two.971 kilometers.
Closing day trip in Morocco was once magic for Antonio Felix da Costa and DS TECHEETAH who ruled complaints, with victory surroundings in movement a run to the 2019-20 championship trophy.
Sebastien Buemi (Nissan e.dams) sealed the win on Method E’s inaugural consult with in 2016, with Felix Rosenqvist and Jerome D’Ambrosio taking back-to-back victories for Mahindra Racing in 2018 and 2019 earlier than da Costa fired his season six identify fee into lifestyles a yr later right here.