Venturi’s Edo Mortara Wins in Marrakesh, Takes Formula E Points Lead
Both DS Techeetah drivers, António Félix da Costa and Jean-Éric Vergne, couldn’t pass Mortara
Today, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship made its first visit to Marrakesh, Morocco since February 2020. The combination of high-speed sweeping corners and tight wall-line turns was sorely missed in the season the venue was off the schedule.
DS Techeetah’s António Félix da Costa won pole position after beating his teammate Jean-Éric Vergne in the semi-final qualifying duel and then Venturi’s Edoardo Mortara in the final. Mercedes-EQ’s Stoffel Vandoorne, the championship points leader, qualified 20th.
The top three drivers on the starting grid entered the first corner in qualifying order, with Da Costa leading, Mortara second and Vergne third. The start wouldn’t play out as cleanly for the fourth-place starter, Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein. The Porsche driver was quickly under threat from the drivers behind.
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