MAHINDRA RACING MARRAKESH E-PRIX PREVIEW

– ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Season 8
– Round 10 – Marrakesh
– Saturday 2 July

Mahindra Racing in Marrakesh – The Stats

– Wins: 2
– Pole Positions: 1
– Race Starts: 8
– Podiums: 3
– Points Scoring Finishes: 6

“We haven’t been to Marrakesh for a couple of years so it’s exciting to be going back to what is a fun and exciting track with lots of overtaking opportunities. This year the biggest challenge we’ll have that we’ve not had in the past – because we’ve normally gone there in winter not summer – is that the temperature will be high, and we’ll have to manage battery heat. That seems to be adding an interesting factor into the mix that we haven’t had before. Mahindra Racing has had success here historically so we’re looking to repeat this and I’m feeling good about what’s to come.”

#29 Alexander Sims

“We’re looking forward to Marrakesh. After the disappointment of Jakarta, it’s important that we get out there and do a good job. We’ve got some pretty good momentum, we had a good race in Berlin, and we showed good pace in Jakarta, so it’s time to put it all together. The battery thermal side will be interesting, as its going to be very hot, and we need to keep the tyres under control but it’s something we’ve been working very hard towards so let’s see how it goes!”

#30 Oliver Rowland

“Marrakesh is a place with many special memories – from pole position in the inaugural Marrakesh E-Prix in 2016, to consecutive race wins in 2018 and 2019 and the fastest lap in 2020, you could argue it’s Mahindra Racing’s track. However, we all know that a change in temperature can affect the car and the track conditions hugely so, in some ways, we are all visiting for the first time. That said, we know the circuit well, we’re feeling prepared and are ready to score points with both cars.”

Dilbagh Gill