Month: January 2019

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Virgin Racing give Audi hope of improved form

Audi is confident they can secure a  podium finish after seeing what Virgin Racing was able to achieve in Marrakesh with a double podium and a pole position.   Virgin Racing is a customer team of Audi, which means they use the exact same powertrain as Audi. Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass is now searching for areas […]

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Mueller
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Mueller tops Marrakesh test

Nico Mueller topped the rookie test in Marrakesh in his Audi, setting an unofficial lap record of 1:17.072. Muller time was three-tenths quicker than Sam Bird’s pole time set in yesterday’s qualifying session. James Rossiter in the Techeetah finished second fastest with a lap time of 1:17.189. Antonio Fuoco finished third in the Dragon with  Tatiana Calderon in the second […]

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Da Costa
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“I should have let him through”: Da Costa

Antonio Felix Da Costa believes he should have let his team-mate Alexander Sims through instead of battling him for the lead of the race which ended in a collision and a retirement for Da Costa. The two BMW drivers were comfortably in the lead of the race with under ten minutes to go when Sims attempted to go round […]

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D'Ambrosio
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“Jerome gets the best out of ever car” Dilbagh Gill

Mahindra Racing Team Principal Dillbagh Gill believes Jerome D’ Ambrosio is able to get the maximum out of whatever car he drives, which explains why he won the Marrakesh ePrix.  Gill could not run out of superlatives for D’Ambrosio after he secured maximum race points in Morrocco and felt the 33-year old showed him why they […]

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D'Ambrosio
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D’Ambrosio secures victory in Marrakesh as BMW throw it away.

Jerome D’Ambrosio secures victory after a crazy race in Marrakesh that saw both BMW drivers crash out from the lead of the race in the final ten minutes.  The two BMW drivers controlled the race after dispatching pole man Sam Bird, but with under ten minutes to go Alexander Sims tried to outbreak Antonio Felix Da Costa at Turn 7. […]

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Bird
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Bird on Pole despite damaged diffuser

Sam Bird will start on pole position for the Marrakesh E-Prix despite having a damaged diffuser sustained in a pitlane crash.  The Englishmen was hit in the pit-lane after Tom Dillmann hit Robin Frijns, who then hit Bird and damaged his diffuser. Despite the wounds, Bird was able to snatch pole position by 0.040 from […]

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Evans
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Evans steals FP2 at the death

Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans topped the second and final practice session for the Marrakesh E-Prix. The Kiwi set a 1:17.262 which is a new lap record for the 3km long track. Andre Lotterer was second to Evans by three-tenths with Sebastien Buemi in third. Championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa ended fourth with the fastest […]

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Frijns
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Frijns ends FP1 fastest

Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns ended the first free practice fastest in Marrakesh with Antonio Felix Da Costa finishing in second and Frijns’ team-mate Sam Bird ended the session third. Frijns and Bird have proven that Virgin Racing has made significant progress from their performance levels in pre-season testing, after the in-season test in Saudi Arabia […]

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Mahindra targets another podium on debut race for Werhlein

Mahindra Racing is aiming for Pascal Werhlein to replicate what Jerome D’Ambrosio achieved in Saudi Arabia by finishing on the podium.  Werhlein is making his debut in Marrakesh, after sitting out the opening round of the championship due to contract restrictions from Mercedes. “I’m looking forward to starting my season, and I’m feeling well prepared.” Explained the […]

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Vergne
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Vergne hungry for victory in Marrakesh

Reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne “is hungry” to secure his first victory of the season in Marrakesh.  The Techeetah driver was set to start the defence of his crown with a win, after overtaking eventual race-winner Antonio Felix Da Costa. However, a drive-through penalty dropped him down the order for exceeding the 200kW race power limit. The […]

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