TOP TEN IN MARRAKESH
2 July 2022, Marrakesh, Morocco
– Alexander Sims: Qualifying – 19 / Race – 14 / Points – 00
– Oliver Rowland: Qualifying – 11 / Race – 10 / Points – 01
The tenth round of the 2022 FIA ABB Formula E World Championship took place in Marrakesh this weekend. Under the hot African sun, Mahindra Racing’s #30 M8Electro climbed through the ranks to battle for a podium before dropping back due to a strategy gamble.
Oliver Rowland started the race in 11th after missing out on The Duels by just 0.083 seconds. The plan was to push hard at the start so, by the end of the second lap, the 29-year old Brit had climbed into the top five and had begun his podium challenge. Running as high as second place, it seemed the team might be able to add another Marrakesh E-Prix trophy to the two wins and a third taken across the four previous events. However, the strategy didn’t pay off and he dropped back to ninth place due to energy levels.
Meanwhile, Alexander Sims in the #29 M8Electro was also climbing through the pack. Starting in 19th, he showed strong overtaking skills to weave his way through five places to finish in 14th.
– Mahindra Racing: 8th / 13 Points
– Oliver Rowland: 14th / 11 Points
– Alexander Sims: 18th / 2 Points
Season 8 stats
– Wins: 0
– Podiums: 0
– Pole Positions: 0
– Duel Appearances: 3
– Fastest Laps: 0