Sébastien Buemi wins Marrakesh ePrix

The Renault e.dam driver took his second win of the season, with DS Virgin’s Sam Bird in second place and Mahindra’s Felix Rosenqvist taking third. Rosenqvist who had started in pole position but suffered some technical problems early on, maintained his lead for most of the race until the closing stages when Buemi who had started on the grid in 7th place used his FanBoost to catch Rosenqvist, then take the lead. Buemi finished the race with only 2% charge left.

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Sébastien Buemi Photo ©Andy Fitzpatrick

Bird also followed his lead leaving Rosenqvist in third. Buemi’s team mate Nicolas Prost came in 4th with the Abt Audi Sport team taking 5th and 6th. Briton’s Oliver Turvey for NextEV NIO came in 7th and Adam Carroll for Jaguar Racing came in 14th.

The next round takes place in Buenos Aires in February.

 

Allison Remzi                                     Header photo ©Andy Fitzpatrick