Formula E returns to action after the christmas break with the dispute of the ePrix of Marrakech. The contest electric, which began its fourth session with a double date in Hong Kong, arrives in Morocco with a good number of unknowns, because the first two sleeves of the year not to be allowed to see the actual level of some riders and teams. Well it is true that DS Virgin or Audi Sport has already made clear that they are going to be formations of reference, but other teams such as Renault and.Dams gone unnoticed. In this aspect, the Circuit International Moulay El Hassan will begin to resolve these doubts.
The ePrix of Marrakech only has a history, any time the appointment of a moroccan, was incorporated into the calendar of the Formula E in the ‘Season Three’. This is only one precedent ended with the victory of Sébastien Buemi, the second in succession that I got the swiss rider in what was a start of season, meteoric to the pilot of Renault and.Dams. However, the swiss managed to climb from the seventh position to win the race despite the penalty of five positions on the grid that had received hours before. The podium for the first ePrix of Marrakech completed Sam Bird and Felix Rosenqvist.
all in all, the Circuit International Moulay El Hassan has changed quite a bit since the first visit of the Formula E. Already, the path has experienced a continuous mutation since it hosted the first race of the WTCC in 2009. Since then, the track underwent several modifications until it became on a track, a semi-permanent of 2.97 miles with a total of 15 curves. The track has three straights, which in general lines are divided by curves of 90 ° or a low speed. Recently, the path has premiered a new area of pits and a revamped paddock.
In regards to the present season, the ‘Season Four’ of the Formula E arrives in Marrakech with Sam Bird as the leader of the category after winning one of two races held in Hong Kong. The pilot DS Virgin has 35 points, dyou more than that sum for Jean-Eric Vergne after his good start to the season. After winning the other race contested in the first event of the season, Felix Rosenqvist is third with 29 points. Edo Mortara, Nick Heidfeld and Mitch Evans, which added up to a podium in Hong Kong, will also be pilots to be taken into account.
The grill of the Formula And presents a single face to the ePrix of Marrakech, any time Jose Maria ‘Pechito’ Lopez is back in the contest as a pilot of Dragon Racing. The argentine has occupied the gap left by Neel Jani, in a movement that has as a backdrop the breaking of the agreement that kept the team up with Porsche. Beyond this detail, it should be noted that despite the dance of decisions finally kept a minimum time of 45 seconds to switch from single-seater, while in the following day to the ePrix will be held the first edition of the ‘rookie test’ of the contest.
Schedules of the ePrix of Marrakech of the Formula And 2017-18
Saturday, January 13, 2018
|09:00h||09:45h||Free practice 1|
|11:30h||12:00||Free practice 2|
|13:00h||13:06h||Rating – Group 1|
|13:10am||13:16h||Rating – Group 2|
|13:20h||13:26h||Rating – Group 3|
|13:30h||13:36h||Rating – Group 4|
* The race may continue to live by the television channels Eurosport and Teledeporte.