Chicken takes Marrakesh pole
Regardless of sustaining harm throughout the qualifying session, Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Chicken claimed pole place forward of the Marrakesh E-Prix.
Behind Chicken was Nissan e.dams and former Marrakesh winner Sebastien Buemi with BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Alex Sims beginning the race in third. Fourth on the beginning grid is DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne together with his teammate Andre Lotterer beginning in sixth and Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Mitch Evans in fifth.
After posting one of many quickest occasions early on within the session, BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Antonio Felix da Costa missed out on Tremendous Pole, qualifying seventh — though the Portuguese driver is below investigation.
Behind da Costa is Mahindra Racing’s rookie driver Pascal Wehrline, who makes his debut on the Marrakesh E-Prix. He’ll begin the race in eighth with Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns beginning in ninth regardless of posting the quickest time within the first Follow session.
Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s Nelson Piquet Jr. will begin 10th adopted by Mahindra Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio. Former champ Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) will begin the race in 12th after battling the morning’s observe classes because of a damaged water pump. Behind di Grassi on the grid is Nissan e.dams’ Oliver Rowland.
In 14th is Geox Dragon’s Jose-Maria Lopez, adopted by Oliver Turvey (NIO Formulation E Crew) and Venturi’s Felipe Massa in 16th. Audi’s Daniel Abt will begin 17th after an unfruitful morning in Marrakesh.
Beginning the race in 18th is Edoardo Mortara, who celebrates his 32nd birthday immediately. NIO driver Tom Dillmann will sit behind him adopted by HWA Racelab’s Gary Paffett.
Geox Dragon’s Max Guenther stopped on monitor after making contact with the barrier popping out of Flip 6 and HWA’s Stoffel Vandoorne, who suffered an influence failure, was denied the possibility to publish a qualifying time. He’ll begin the race behind the grid.