02/29/2020 Reading Time: 1 min

FORMULA E: DECENT SCORE IN MARRAKESH

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi also collected valuable points in the fifth round of the Formula E season. With a hard-fought 7th place in Marrakesh (Morocco), the Brazilian maintained 5th place in the drivers’ championship of the electric racing series. 

Lucas di Grassi

LUCAS DI GRASSI FINISHES IN 7TH POSITION

Lucas di Grassi had to settle for 13th on the grid, the best driver of an Audi e-tron FE06. In the race, the 2016/2017 Formula E Champion once again showed strong fighting spirit. With spectacular overtaking maneuvers, the Audi driver made up a total of six places. On the final lap, he passed the Porsche of André Lotterer, who had started from 3rd on the grid. “More is not possible at the moment with our package from such a starting position. The competition in Formula E is too strong for that,” said di Grassi.

Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack

FRUSTRATING RACE FOR ABT

Teammate Daniel Abt fought against unpredictable car balance in free practice and in qualifying. As a result, the team changed the complete rear end of his Audi e-tron FE06 for the race and the German moved from 18th on the grid to finish in 14th. “Nevertheless, it was an extremely frustrating race,” said Abt. “We simply did not have pace here.”

Allan McNish

“WE HAVE WORK TO DO”

“It’s obvious that we have some work to do,” said Team Principal Allan McNish. “Fortunately, we have some time until the next race to think about how we can improve. Daniel already had problems in qualifying. At least we scored some points with Lucas and defended 5th place in the drivers’ championship.”

Lucas di Grassi

DI GRASSI DISCOVERS THE POWER OF THE SUN

Audi already operates the first of its plants using sustainable energy in Belgium, Hungary and Mexico. Solar power has a very large share in this. Lucas di Grassi used the race in Marrakesh to visit the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant. The sun shines here 320 days a year. The site is therefore perfectly suited to the 7,400-acre facility with its solar panels that cover an area of 3,500 soccer fields. The solar power plant generates twice as much energy each day than what is needed in Marrakesh. During the tour, di Grassi also discovered a common feature with his Audi e-tron FE06: the high-precision bearing technology for solar mirrors is also coming from Audi technology partner Schaeffler.

FORMULA E MARRAKESH, RESULTS DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

Race

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Standings

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MARRAKESH

Audi e-tron FE06 on the racetrack
Lucas di Grassi in the cockpit
Daniel Abt

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