Formula E Marrakech E-Prix 2018

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Marrakech - Gentlemen Drivers

Formula E will return to Marrakech on January 13th. After a first edition organized as part of the COP 22, the FIA ​​decided to reiterate the experience in the ocher city which is therefore added to Paris, New York, London, Berlin, Rome, Zurich, Sao Paulo, Santiago and of course Monaco on this year’s calendar.

It is, of course, on the International Automobile Circuit Moulay El Hassan that will hold the race. The layout, to meet international standards, was redesigned 2 years ago by world-renowned architect Hermann Tilke. As the driver Sébastien Buemi, winner last year in Marrakech, said: “The Marrakech track is a subtle mix between an urban layout, with its sidewalks and narrow sections, and a track of a permanent circuit, with a long parabolic very fast and sequences of turns where the driving really matters “.

While at the beginning, fans of motorsports were skeptical, the Formula E, which is now in its fourth season, has established itself as a discipline now unavoidable.

It must be said that manufacturers such as Renault, Jaguar, Audi, BMW, DS took this opportunity to test and develop technologies that could then be used for electric cars series.

If all cars use the same chassis, manufacturers are free to work on their power chain with a limitation currently at 200 kw (270 hp).

This year again, along with Prost, Piquet, Vergne, Buemi or Di Grassi, the Moroccan driver Michael Benyahia will also be part of it since he was recruited as a test driver in the Venturi Formula E team for the 2017/2018 season.

Rendez-vous on January 13, 2018 from 7:30 am on the Moulay El Hassan International Automobile Circuit for the Marrakech E-Prix in the meantime you can review the highlights of last year.

Gerry McGovern Gentlemen Drivers Magazine

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