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SPORT NEWS – D’Ambrosio takes Marrakesh win after da Costa, Sims collide

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D’Ambrosio takes Marrakesh win after da Costa, Sims collide


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Mahindra Racing’s Jerome d’Ambrosio took an inconceivable victory — the primary of his five-year profession within the collection — in a chaotic second spherical of the FIA ABB Method E Championship in Marrakesh, Morocco, after BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s Antonio Felix da Costa and teammate Alex Sims collided whereas battling for the lead. Following shut behind in second and third had been Envision Virgin Racing’s Robin Frijns and Sam Chook, who battled by way of the chaos to maintain their locations on the rostrum.

Seconds after the lights turned inexperienced, second-place starter Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) spun at Flip 1 after making an attempt to move Chook on the within. The spin dropped Vergne right down to 19th place, whereas Nissan e.dams’ Sebastien Buemi was additionally delayed after swerving to keep away from Vergne.

Simply seven minutes into the race, HWA Racelab’s Gary Paffett broken his automobile hitting his teammate Stoffel Vandoorne, sending each drivers out of the race. Quickly after, Mahindra Racing’s Pascal Wehrlein pulled into the pits, having additionally made contact within the opening laps.

Da Costa zipped previous Chook in Flip 4, with Sims additionally getting previous the Envision Virgin driver afterward the identical lap. Chook fell to 3rd forward of teammate Frijns, who was defending from the advances of  d’Ambrosio and Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler) in sixth.

Di Grassi made a dive for the Assault Mode Activation Zone. Partaking the additional energy, di Grassi made his means as much as fourth and was seeking to make a transfer on d’Ambrosio for third when the additional 25kW of energy ran out.

Taking their turns with Assault Mode, Frijns and d’Ambrosio closed the hole to the main BMW Andretti automobiles earlier than Sims collided along with his teammate because the pair ran out of monitor room and made contact coming into the Flip 7 left-hander on the finish of the primary straight. Da Costa ran straight into the wall and retired, his hopes of a second successive victory dashed, whereas Sims fell to fourth behind d’Ambrosio, Frijns and Chook.

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