The premiere of a Formula E deteriorate in Saudi Arabia was a turn with highs and lows for a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team: Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi after a formidable subordinate showed clever fightbacks to eigth and ninth place scoring their initial points. However, following 8 uninterrupted podiums final season, they went home though a prize this time. “At a initial foe weekend in Riyadh, we clearly saw how high a turn is and how clever a foe is in Formula E. We schooled a lot and took a lot of task with us to Germany,” says Head of Audi Motorsport Dieter Gass.
Accordingly, a credentials for a second of a 13 turn championship was intensive: On a day following a foe in Riyadh, Nico Müller, who supports a group as a exam and growth driver, collected profitable data. The engineers in Neuburg analyzed and evaluated a data. “Everyone behind during home has been unequivocally bustling creation certain we urge and optimize all areas to concede us to be behind on track. Our goals are unvaried and aim to be fighting for wins and podiums during any foe – starting in Marrakesh,” says Allan McNish, Team Principal of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler. As before any race, a team’s credentials again enclosed work in a simulator.
In Jan 2017, during a third Formula E season, Morocco done a initial coming on a foe calendar. The turn behind afterwards was hold in and with a “COP22” UN Climate Conference that took place in Marrakesh during a same time. The 2.971-kilometer “Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan” on a hinterland of a North African capital facilities a brew of a permanent foe lane and open roads. Popular with photographers are some of a angles that embody a snow-covered Atlas Mountains in a background.
“The pell-mell foe day in Riyadh supposing us with a unequivocally tough start to a deteriorate – though that’s story now. We’re roving to Morocco with self-confidence, certainty and we are entirely motivated,” says Lucas di Grassi. “Our expectations have been confirmed. The foe in Formula E this deteriorate is fiercer than ever before. We’re happy to tackle this plea and are going to broach a stronger opening in Marrakesh.” Besides Santiago de Chile and Riyadh, Marrakesh is a usually venue in Formula E story during that a Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler group has not been on lectern to date.
“Marrakesh is a foe with a singular impression and totally opposite lane characteristics than Riyadh. The cards are being reshuffled,” says Daniel Abt. “After turn one, we had time to combine on operative on a opening and procedures. we have each certainty in a whole patrol that in Marrakesh we’re going to have a opposite display than we did during a deteriorate opener.”
The foe in Marrakesh will start during 4 PM internal time and be promote live on Eurosport. All general promote schedules and channels can be found online during www.fiaformulae.com.
After a foe day, another Formula E exam day has been scheduled in Marrakesh. Like final year in Morocco and many recently in Riyadh, Nico Müller will take a circle of one of a dual Audi e-tron FE05 cars. The second automobile will be driven by Jamie Green, who has been racing for Audi in a DTM given 2013. This will be Green’s entrance in Formula E.