MAHINDRA RACING VICTORIOUS AGAIN IN MARRAKESH AS D’AMBROSIO TAKES THE WIN
• JérômeD’Ambrosio wins the 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix, the second consecutive win for
Mahindra Racing in Morocco
• Jérôme now leads the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, with Mahindra Racing second in the
• After qualifying in a strong seventh on his Formula E debut, Pascal Wehrlein was forced into
retirement after being hit on the first lap
12 JANUARY 2019, MARRAKESH, MOROCCO – Mahindra Racing reigned in Marrakesh once
again as Jérôme D’Ambrosio took a stunning win today, after starting from tenth, to mark the
second year in a row the Indian team has taken the spoils at the Moroccan track. Today’s event,
the second round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, saw Jérôme, who scored a
podium last time out in Saudi Arabia, and Pascal Wehrlein piloting the two M5Electros.
Qualifying groups this year are determined in championship order so, after his third place podium
finish in Saudi Arabia last month, Jérôme headed out in Group 1, while Pascal was in Group 4.
Jérôme set a fastest lap of 1:18.440 to secure a fifth row starting position from tenth. Pascal
narrowly missed out on Super Pole on his Formula E qualifying debut, setting a lap time of 1:18.126
to line up seventh on the grid from the fourth row.
On the first lap, Jérôme deftly avoided a first corner mess to move up from his tenth place starting
position to fifth. On lap 14 he passed DS Virgin’s Sam Bird for fourth and two laps later passed
Bird’s teammate Robin Frijns to move into a podium finishing third place. The two BMW cars of
Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims collided, allowing Jérôme to race through into the lead.
A safety car then bunched up the pack, with green flag racing resuming with just a lap to go. With
a field of drivers with everything to play for, Jérôme expertly kept his cool at the front and took the
chequered flag as the Victor.