System E: Jerome d’Ambrosio Wins Marrakesh e-Prix; Mahindra Racing’s First Victory Of The Season

After securing a podium end within the first race of the 2018-19 System E championship, Mahindra Racing took its first win of the season with the Marrakesh e-Prix. Mahindra's Jerome d'Ambrosio introduced the win dwelling after the BMWs of Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims crashed out within the ultimate levels. The win places d'Ambrosio on the high of the motive force standings with 40 factors, adopted by Antonio Felix in second place with 28 factors. Mahindra Racing is now in second place with respect to crew standings with 47 factors, 7 factors off DS Techeetah System E crew. The Marrakesh e-Prix began with Sam Chicken of Virgin Racing on pole adopted by Jean-Eric Vergne of Techeetah beginning second. Chicken, nonetheless, spun on the primary nook itself as Vergne attacked the pole-sitter. Sims was who was working third was promoted to second and scorching on Vergne's tail till letting da Costa transfer as much as second. The latter attacked Vergne to take the lead with Sims within the second. Da Costa and Sims began competing with one another as race neared conclusion with the BMW drivers now in 1-2 positions. The primary rule in motorsport, do not hit your teammate! @afelixdacosta is out of the race #MarrakeshEPrix pic.twitter.com/G1c71z4hMG— ABB System E (@FIAFormulaE) January 12, 2019 Whereas the race appeared like an ideal victory for BMW, the unimaginable occurred with Sims attacking da Costa. The latter slammed into the tyre wall on account of the collision. The crash promoted d'Ambrosio within the lead, whereas the security automotive ensured the Mahindra driver held on to the place. Because the race restarted for only one lap, d'Ambrosio confronted an assault from Robin Frijns and Sam Chicken however managed to fend off the assault to take the crew's first win. Alexander Sims ultimately recovered to complete fourth behind Frijns and Chicken, whereas teammates Vergne and Andre Lotterer completed fifth and sixth respectively with Lotterer beginning the race from 21st. Lucas di Grassi of Group Abt completed seventh adopted by Renault Dams' driver Sebastien Buemi at P8. Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans and Daniel Abt of Group Abt took the final spots within the high 10 checklist. Mahindra's Pascal Wehrlein made his System E debut at Marrakesh however resulted in a non-finisher for the day after sustaining injury in Flip 1.