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Mortara wins Marrakesh E-Prix; Mahindra in high 10 | Autocar India

Written by Gulati

Antonio Felix da Costa and Mitch Evans joined Mortara on the rostrum.

Edoardo Mortara fended off stress from each Techeetah drivers to win the Marrakesh E-Prix. The Venturi driver strikes to the highest of the Components E standings, helped by former chief Stoffel Vandoorne being in restoration mode after a poor qualifying.

Antonio Felix da Costa completed second, whereas Jaguar’s Mitch Evans was third after Jean-Eric Vergne was left combating battery temperature points. After a tricky outing within the Jakarta E-Prix, Mahindra Racing completed within the factors this time round.

  • Mortara leads championship by 9 factors from Vergne
  • Rowland P10 for Mahindra

Mortara fends off Techeetah drivers

Most drivers opted to make use of each their Assault Modes early on within the race, and Mortara profited from this to take an early lead. Pole sitter da Costa clung to the again of Mortara for many of the race, but it surely was clear that Techeetah was enjoying a group sport to assist Vergne within the championship struggle.

With 10 minutes to go, each Techeetah drivers swapped positions. Vergne had two % extra useable power than Mortara, however he couldn’t discover a well beyond the Venturi driver. In the end, Vergne needed to give the spot again to teammate da Costa, who felt he had a greater shot at passing Mortara. However Mortara fought off the stress to gather his third win this season.

Vergne ended up struggling battery temperature points and misplaced third place to Evans on the final lap.

Factors end for Mahindra Racing

Bouncing again after a disappointing outing in Jakarta, Mahindra Racing completed within the high 10 in Marrakesh. Rowland began the race from 11th place after lacking out on the duels by simply 0.083 sec. By the tip of the second lap, he’d already climbed into the highest 5 and was difficult for a podium end.

Rowland was working as excessive as second place at one level. Nonetheless, Mahindra opted for an aggressive technique to push early on and make the battery final till the tip, which didn’t fairly pan out. With the power drop-off being greater than anticipated, Rowland dropped to 10th place, gathering one level for the group. Alexander Sims went from P19 to P14 within the race.

“It was good to see each automobiles end the race after transferring by way of the pack so properly,” stated Dilbagh Gill, CEO and group principal of Mahindra Racing. “It’s a disgrace our power drop-off on the finish was greater than anticipated, but it surely was good that our automobiles had good race tempo. All eyes are on New York now, which is simply a few weeks away.”

2022 Components Championship standings

Stoffel Vandoorne was main the championship heading into the Marrakesh E-Prix. However the Mercedes-EQ driver suffered a braking glitch in qualifying and, in consequence, needed to begin from 20th. He recovered to eighth, however that wasn’t sufficient for him to defend his championship lead.

Mortara now leads the standings, 9 factors from Vergne and 14 factors from Vandoorne. Mitch Evans is only a level behind in fourth place.

2022 Marrakesh E-Prix outcomes

 

 

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