The 2.97km long Circuit Moulay El Hassan in Marrakesh saw both Jaguar Racing drivers successfully complete the longest race distance in the history of Formula E. Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans crossed the line in P14 and P17 respectively.
The Marrakesh ePrix provided many challenges for the drivers. Following a lock up on his qualifying lap, Carroll started the race from P20 and through positive energy management and a solid pitstop, gained six positions to finish in P14, followed by Evans who recovered from a lock up, which saw him run off track to finish P17 with a lap down.
Evans describes his second ePrix as a “tough day in the office. I had frustrating start of the race after contact with Loïc Duval which put me out of position. I then spent the rest of the race trying to recover. Fortunately, I managed to gain some positions before I kissed the wall towards the end of the race after a lock up when I was trying to save some energy. Luckily, there was no damage to the car.”
“It’s a shame about the race but that’s racing and the main thing is that we now have further data to analyse and digest during the gap to the next race. Hopefully, the break won’t feel too long as I’m already looking forward to racing in Buenos Aires in February”, Evans said.
Carroll was pleased to finish his second race “and gain more track time. My race was compromised by a mistake in my qualifying lap. This meant I started at the back so I had a busy race trying to move up the pack. We had a quick car change and the second half of the race felt really strong.”
Team Director James Barclay summed it up: “Even though we’ve had a tough race there are still many positives and further learnings that can be taken away from Marrakesh. We had no reliability issues throughout the weekend which is reassuring for our new team and we were moving forward up the grid. We can now go into the break before Buenos Aires with a lot of data and lessons to implement to make sure that we get the best out of the cars and team in the third ePrix of the season.”