Formula E has played its last ePrix in Marrakech with one raceas the remaining three events of the 2021-22 season of the electric series will have a two-leg format. The Moroccan event was resolved with a victory for Edo Mortarain a scenario that seemed much more conducive to seeing the triumph of either of the two DS Techeetah drivers. A victory worth its weight in gold in the fight for the title before the start of the ‘exhausting’ final stretch of the championship.
António Félix Da Costa started from pole, but it soon became clear that the winner of the Marrakech ePrix was going to have to work. And a lot. The management of the two activations of the ‘attack mode’ became the critical point of the race and in this scenario the DS Techeetah team did not fully hit the mark, while Edo Mortara and Venturi Racing managed to nail each of their activations at the exact moment. As a result of this situation, Mortara took the win ahead of António Félix Da Costa.
Position changes between the DS Techeetah pilots to try to overtake Edo Mortara did not work and they even ended up playing against Jean-Eric Vergne. In fact, the French driver lost the last position on the podium in the last lap against a Mitch Evans who always ends up being on top, being almost indistinct its starting position. The podium won by the Jaguar driver and lost by Jean-Eric Vergne could be essential in the fight for the title considering the distance between the top four finishers.
Although they had a better performance in qualifying than in the race, the Andretti drivers have had a certain role throughout the weekend at the Marrakesh ePrix. Despite Jake Dennis finishing seventh and Oliver Askew out of the points, the British stayed in the fight with pilots like Lucas Di Grassi or Nyck de Vries. In fact, Dennis closed the ePrix ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne, leader of Formula E until his arrival in Morocco and who has lost this lead by finishing eighth after coming back from the bottom of the grid.
The truth is that the Marrakech ePrix had much more crumb than it may seem at first glancewhich is why we invite you to see the best moments of the race in the video that is inserted in these lines. Formula E leaves Morocco with four drivers in contention for the titleleaving an exciting end to the season that will serve as a finishing touch to the ‘Gen2’ era of the contest, before giving way to the new stage of the electric category.
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