After three team’s championships in a row for Renault e.Dams, The French manufacturer is beginning to feel the pressure from their rivals as their previous performance advantage is eroded.
The French squad could only manage to secure seven points from the opening two rounds in Hong Kong, and will look to change their fortunes in Marrakesh, taking comfort from last year’s race where Sebastien Buemi fought his way through from 5th to win the first E-Prix on the African continent.
The Swiss driver is confident that the team have analysed thoroughly what went wrong in Hong Kong, and should be able to return to the front of the pack in Marrakesh.
“I can’t wait to go to Marrakesh after a slightly difficult start in Hong Kong,” said Buemi. “We have to improve every detail. We have worked hard to return to where we should be. We won on this circuit last year, so I hope to be able to do it again. I will give it everything I’ve got.”
Nicolas Prost admitted that he has to work to improve his qualifying performances, especially as the field is more competitive than ever before. Prost crashed in qualifying for the Saturday race in Hong Kong and was a disappointing 14th on the grid the day after.
“The season started with two very hectic races in Hong Kong,” The Frenchman elaborated: “We have been able to analyse the results of these two rounds in order to be better in Marrakesh. I am going to concentrate on qualifying and do my best to put in a solid race.”
Buemi and Prost sit in 15th and 13th in the driver’s championship after the first two races in Hong Kong with six points for Prost and a single point for Buemi. Renault e.Dams are a lowly 9th in the team’s championship.