Nyck de Vries finishes eleventh and Stoffel Vandoorne fifteenth in Marrakesh
- Ian James: “For us, there is a lot to take home from this set-back today. We have to get rid of our own mistakes to leave decisions where they belong: on the track.”
- Nyck de Vries: “I think that we could quite easily have finished on the podium in normal circumstances, so it’s a shame. Still, the positives outweigh the negatives.”
- Stoffel Vandoorne: “We tried everything possible with the car but never really managed to get more out of it. I need to understand why.”
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team finished the fifth round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Morocco out of the points. Nyck de Vries ended the Marrakesh E-Prix in P11 and Stoffel Vandoorne was in P15.
Nyck went through to contest the Super Pole for the Top Six drivers for the third time in his rookie season and qualified fourth for the E-Prix. After moving up into third place on the opening lap, an early drive-through penalty for overpowering while regenerating energy under braking dropped him to the end of the field. He then fought his way back up to finish the race in P11.
Stoffel’s race weekend at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan did not go smoothly. He struggled to get to grips with the car and was P17 on the grid for the start of the race. He crossed the finish line in P15 after 34 laps.
Now on 56 points, the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team are in fifth place in the team standings after the fifth round of the season. The Rome E-Prix is next up on the race calendar on 4 April.