Audi starts with Formula E in Africa

The many critical news first: Daniel Abt is fit again after his collision in Mexico and prepared for a subsequent competition in his Audi e-tron FE06. The German had crashed into a lane barriers in use after a communication problem of a program in his automobile and had to be checked in sanatorium before a race. “The days after a competition were flattering tough, so we took a mangle from all to redeem completely,” says Abt. And now he’s behind in his aged form: “I had unequivocally set my sights high for Mexico, that is one of my comprehensive favourite races – now I’m perplexing to make adult for that during Marrakesh.”

Morocco done a initial coming on a calendar in a third deteriorate and was hold in together with a 22nd United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakesh. The circuit during a gates of a fascinating North African capital is a reduction of permanent competition lane and open roads. Last deteriorate Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler gifted a formidable weekend. Lucas di Grassi and Daniel Abt competent for a competition outward a tip 10. After a start they fought their approach by a margin and scored points finishing seventh and tenth. Lucas di Grassi had a fastest competition lap. Both drivers have so distant been denied a lectern position in a usually Formula E competition on a African continent.

“We wanted to conflict in Mexico, though after an intensely violent day for a whole organisation we were usually means to extent a repairs with Lucas’ sixth place. We have put that behind us and are now usually focused on a competition day in Marrakesh,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. “We have a clever organisation during home in Neuburg, in a garage during a lane and in a cockpit and we know: if we put all together from a initial use session, we can have both boys on a podium.”

Lucas di Grassi, who was a initial Formula E motorist to mangle a 750-point separator in Mexico, is now fifth in a championship and usually 15 points behind a personality of a standings. In a initial 4 races a Brazilian has done adult 31 positions on a track. “The championship is still young, we have 4 opposite winners so far, zero has been decided. What’s critical is that we measure points even if we locate a reduction than ideal day,” says di Grassi. “My idea for Marrakesh is a improved qualifying, notwithstanding a formidable initial group. With a grid position in a tip 10, anything is possible.”

The competition in Marrakech starts on Saturday during 4 PM internal time and runs as common over 45 mins and one lap. As always, Eurosport will promote live. All general channels including a promote report can be found online during Audi provides information from Formula E and from Morocco underneath a name AudiSport on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

In further to a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler bureau team, a Envision Virgin Racing patron organisation is also sport for points with a e-tron FE06 grown by Audi and record partner Schaeffler. Sam Bird and Robin Frijns are in seventh place in a organisation sequence after a initial 4 races.

The day after a race, a Formula E rookie exam will be hold during a Marrakesh circuit. For Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler, a South African Kelvin outpost der Linde and Mattia Drudi from Italy will lay in a cockpits of a dual Audi e-tron FE06.

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