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Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Braced For The Sweltering Heat Of Marrakesh

The tenth round of the 2021/22 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season takes the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team to the streets of Marrakesh

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Marrakesh is set to host the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the fifth time this coming weekend. The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team has competed in Marrakesh only once before, namely in its debut season of 2019/20. The tenth round of the current campaign will be contested in the city’s Agdal district, just a few minutes away from the medina and the world-famous souks.

The venue for the Marrakesh E-Prix is once again the 2.971 km Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan, which was named after the Crown Prince of Morocco. It is a combination of permanent race track and public roads.

The circuit, which has seven left-hand corners and five right-handers, offers several good overtaking opportunities in the course of a lap, the best of which are in Turns 1 and 7. On the straight leading into Turn 7, the cars reach a top speed of 220 km/h. The activation zone for Attack Mode is on the outside of Turn 3.

The Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan is particularly demanding in terms of energy management. In addition, the temperatures this year will be much higher than at the last race in Marrakesh, which was held in February 2020.

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Going into the tenth round of the season in Marrakesh, Stoffel leads the Drivers’ World Championship Standings by a five-point margin from Jean-Eric Vergne, with Nyck in sixth place in the standings. The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team leads the Team Standings by 16 points ahead of DS Techeetah.

In a break from the usual Formula E routine, the first free practice session in Marrakesh will take place on Friday afternoon, followed by FP2, qualifying and the race itself on Saturday (start time 17:04 BST).

Where to watch
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Round 10

Session Date Time (BST)
Practice 1 01 July 2022 17:00-17:30
Practice 2 02 July 2022 07:30-08:00
Qualifying 02 July 2022 09:40-10:55
E-Prix 02 July 2022 17:04-18:00