Formula E: Audi drivers prepared to competition in Marrakesh

Posted on 09. Jan, 2018 by in Audi Canada

From a streets of a Hong Kong capital to a northwest of Africa: Formula E, in that Audi is concerned with a factory-backed joining for a initial time in a 2017/2018 season, is interlude in Morocco. This Saturday, 10 teams and twenty drivers will be battling for points and trophies on Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan on a second competition weekend of a electric racing series. Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler has desirous aims. “There is a unequivocally clever proclivity within a group to rebound back, and that goes for us all,” says Team Principal Allan McNish. Daniel Abt had clinched his initial Formula E feat in Hong Kong though was subsequently unfit due to an executive blunder of his group in stuffing out a vehicle’s passport. “Although we were not authorised to lift a large prize home after Hong Kong we now know that a Audi e-tron FE04 is a automobile that can win races. We are holding this certain feeling with us to Marrakesh.”

In contrariety to a city travel circuit in Hong Kong, turn 3 of a deteriorate will be hold on a permanent competition track. “You can't review a Marrakesh circuit with a one during a deteriorate opener, though this is a pivotal thing about Formula E,” says McNish. “You have to arrive ideally prepared and be prepared to adjust quick to all resources on a day. Teamwork depends and that’s one of a strengths. Marrakesh is one of a unequivocally few marks on a Formula E calendar where a group still misses out a lectern finish so that is accurately what we are aiming for with both drivers.”

Daniel Abt has prolonged eaten a reversal in Hong Kong. “Although we was retrospectively nude of my feat it still feels like we won a race,” says a German. “In terms of ambience, enlightenment and a people, Marrakesh differs a lot from a other Formula E events. Last season, we even rode camels on Friday before a competition – that was unequivocally special. With honour to some of a sections a lane is identical to a city travel circuit. There are a lot of walls we should stay transparent of.”

The reigning champion, Lucas di Grassi, is confronting an surprising situation. For a initial time in his Formula E career, a Brazilian’s total does not simulate a singular indicate following a deteriorate opener. “Marrakesh has huge significance for us,” says di Grassi. “We know that we have a clever automobile that we can rest on, so I’m certain that we’ll be quick again in Marrakesh. The circuit is unequivocally special and not standard for Formula E since we’re pushing on a permanent competition track. Our aim is to tighten a opening to a tip again.”

The competition in Marrakesh will start on Saturday, Jan 13, during 4 PM internal time (5 PM CET). In Germany, Eurosport will start to atmosphere live coverage during 4:45 PM (CET). A finish list of all general TV stations is accessible during www.fiaformulae.com.

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