Nissan e.dams fights hard in a challenging Marrakesh E-Prix
Nissan e.dams fought hard in a highly competitive Marrakesh E-Prix, doing everything they could to find strong pace throughout the event, and coming close to making it to the qualifying duels. With Formula E using an altered timetable to avoid running in the midday heat, Sébastien Buemi and Maximilian Günther hit the track on Friday night, getting their first taste of the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan in over two years.
Buemi set the sixth-fastest time in FP2 on Saturday morning, before both drivers headed out in Group A for qualifying. In an extremely tight session, where just over half a second split first and last, the pair narrowly missed out on making it through to the Duels.
Buemi started in 17th position, one place ahead of the second Nissan driver, Günther. Sebastien's efforts saw him move up to 14th, before the Swiss driver dropped back to finish 16th.
Nissan e.dams return to action in two weeks' time as Formula E travels to New York for a double-header on July 16-17.
"We knew this would be a difficult circuit for us, but I'm happy with my performance. Qualifying was really close between all the teams, we were only a tenth away from making it through to the Duels, which would've been amazing. Obviously it wasn't the end result we were looking for, but we learned a lot about our car and will take that forwards to New York. We were strong there last season so we'll look to repeat that later this month." Sébastien Buemi