Mahindra Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist has taken his second consecutive win after a stunning performance on the streets of Marrakesh, Morocco.
The Swede started third on the grid and maintained his position off the line behind then championship leader Sam Bird and pole sitter, Sebastien Buemi. Bird’s car cut out for a short moment which let the eventual race winner by, and after the car swaps Rosenqvist was able to push hard to get to the rear of Buemi’s car before making a stunning move down the inside of Turn 7.
With Bird’s car deteriorating he was lucky to hold onto third eventually finishing just a second in front of Season 1 champion, Nelson Piquet Jr. Jean Eric Vergne recovered from a poor qualifying to finish fifth, and Jose Maria Lopez did an amazing job all day to finish sixth overall.
Nick Heidfeld was promoted to seventh after Maro Engel got a time penalty that dropped him to 13th for causing a collision with Heidfeld and teammate Edoardo Mortara, who failed to finish. This also promoted Formula E debutant Blomqvist to eighth, Prost to ninth, Lynn and Abt, who came together on the second lap, to which the latter got a drive through penalty, promoted to tenth and eleventh, and Evans to twelfth.
Da Costa and D’Ambrosio finished 14th and 15th after they pitted before a Full Course Yellow came out for the stranded car of Andre Lotterer. This also effected 12th place finishing Evans.
Luca Filippi was lapped late on in the race, and was the final finished as Mortara retired with 3 laps with damaged left rear suspension, Turvey, Lotterer and Di Grassi all had car issues and parked up in the first stint of the race.
This means that Felix Rosenqvist has taken the lead of the drivers championship by four points over Sam Bird, Jean Eric Vergne drops to third ahead of Nelson Piquet and Edo Mortara, and the second place for Buemi in Marrakesh moves him to sixth in the standings. However, for reigning championship Lucas Di Grassi, he is yet to score a single point, and we’ve already had a quarter of the season flash before our eyes already.
The Season continues in Santiago, Chilie, on February 3rd.