André Lotterer scores critical points in Marrakesh

In a second Porsche 99X Electric, Neel Jani (CH) took a checkered dwindle during a Marrakesh E-Prix in 18th place.

Lotterer (DE) forsaken behind to fourth on a opening lap, before returning to third in a opening proviso interjection to a chastisement imposed on a motorist forward of him. He fell behind a serve dual places as a foe progressed, before quickly battling adult to fourth. Then, however, Lotterer slipped behind to eighth position in a shutting minutes. Jani gifted a mostly uneventful foe and softened rather from 23rd on a grid.

For a second time given his stick position in Mexico dual weeks ago, Lotterer done it to a Super Pole in subordinate for a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. In a foe for a 6 fastest drivers, he posted a time of 1:17.253 mins to secure third place. 

After 5 out of 13 races, Lotterer now has 25 points and is twelfth in a drivers’ standings for a ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is ninth in a organisation championship, with a same series of points.

Reactions to a Marrakesh E-Prix

Amiel Lindesay (Head of Operations Formula E): “Our automobile was once again really clever in subordinate and a initial half of a foe went good too. Towards a finish of a race, we had saved reduction appetite than a cars around us that is given André (Lotterer) mislaid belligerent during a final dual laps. We will take another demeanour during that and analyse it carefully. Our aim for a destiny is to modify a clever subordinate opening into consistently good foe results.”

André Lotterer (Porsche 99X Electric, #36): “Of course, we’re happy to measure these points in Marrakesh. Having started from third, we’d have favourite to have finished better, though a second half of a foe was not easy. Nonetheless, we were still means to learn a lot. We will pull a right conclusions from a use today.”

Neel Jani (Porsche 99X Electric, #18): “During a prior races, a gait was good though we were incompetent to record a formula we had directed for. This time, it was formidable for me from a start. we did not feel right on a brakes during all during a day. We will inspect that in detail. We still have copiousness of races forward of us. We will continue to work intensively and improve.”

Preview: Marrakesh E-Prix questions and answers

After a eventful Mexico City E-Prix with a highs and lows, a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will be chasing points once again in a 2019/2020 ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Morocco. Porsche’s initial stick position in fully-electric motorsport during a final E-Prix sees a organisation confident as it heads to a Marrakesh E-Prix.

The dual Porsche works drivers Frédéric Makowiecki (FR) and Thomas Preining (AT) will take partial in a central rookie exam for a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team a day after a fifth foe of a season, on 1st Mar 2020.

Neel Jani (Porsche works driver, #18)

What can we contend about a lane in Morocco so far?

“The lane is a brew of liquid passages with elongated turns and bony sections. Part of it is a permanent racetrack, that substantially has some-more hold than other standard Formula E tracks, identical to a lane in Mexico. The appetite expenditure there is flattering high, definition that we need to expostulate good and come adult with a suitable foe strategy.”

Will we move home your initial points during a Marrakesh E-Prix?

“The past 3 races have been rather formidable for us as a team. In Santiago de Chile and Mexico City in sold we had good chances of picking adult points, though were incompetent to make use of them. we wish that Morocco will infer to be a foe weekend where all goes good for us and we cranky a finish line in a points but any incidents or penalties.”

André Lotterer (Porsche works driver, #36)

The stick position for Porsche in Mexico City was another prominence after your second place in Diriyah. What are your goals for a Marrakesh E-Prix?

“It is good that we were means to move home a lectern and a stick position in a initial 4 Formula E races. The formula infer that a Porsche 99X Electric is a rival car. We are still training and are certain that we will be means to attest this opening during a Marrakesh E-Prix. The spin of opening is expected to be really high due to a lane layout, that is given it is quite critical that all goes good in qualifying.”

What is a pivotal to success?

“The lane is a really special one given we will be pushing really tighten to a aged city walls. The lane packs a genuine punch. It has a bit of all – both delayed and quick turns. we like a layout. The right automobile settings and good appetite government are a pivotal factors. It won’t be an easy foe given there are a lot of overtaking opportunities on this track, that means we will have to be even some-more fit with a volume of appetite we have available.”

Amiel Lindesay (Head of Operations Formula E)

A lectern and a stick position after 4 races –  are a formula to date something to be gratified with?

“We can be really gratified with a second place and a stick position in a lass season, that is still in a early days. After starting from a front quarrel in Mexico City, expectations were high. We were aiming for a win. It is a genuine contrition that repairs to André’s automobile forced him to retire from a race. But notwithstanding that, we demonstrated a good opening of a Porsche 99X Electric once again, that fills a organisation and drivers with certainty for a Marrakesh E-Prix.”

Everything we need to know about a Marrakesh E-Prix

The format

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship heads to Marrakesh for a fourth time. The day before a foe (28 February) there will be a brief corruption and a 45-minute giveaway use session. Then, on foe day (29 February) a initial sequence of a day will be a 30-minute second giveaway use session. In a successive subordinate session, there will be 4 groups, any done adult of 6 drivers. The stream motorist standings will establish a groups. As tenth in a standings, André Lotterer will be in organisation 2, and Neel Jani in 23rd place will be in organisation 4. The drivers will any have 6 mins to expostulate their personal best time. The fastest 6 drivers from all a groups will afterwards validate for a 20-minute Super Pole. This will confirm who gets to take on a foe from a first, second and third quarrel of a grid. The foe will final 45 mins and one lap.

The track

The 2.971-km “Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan” runs by a streets of Marrakesh and along a aged city wall. With delayed and quick sections, a lane offers a brew of opposite spin variations. The lane is partly a permanent racetrack, that means it has significantly fewer bumps than standard Formula E travel circuits.

The timings

The Marrakesh E-Prix subordinate event and foe will both be shown on Eurosport.

Qualifying: Eurosport 1, 29 Feb 2020, 11:00 – 12:00, live (CET)

Race: Eurosport 1, 29 Feb 2020, 14:45 – 16:00, live (CET)

The initial images from Marrakesh will be accessible on Friday, 28 Feb 2020, after a shakedown. More information about a Marrakesh E-Prix will be published live around a TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team Twitter hoop @PorscheFormulaE. There will be a minute news after a race.