Published on November 14th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Debut at Marrakesh EPRIX a Success
Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s second race in the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship saw both drivers successfully complete the longest race distance in the history of the series. Racing in the heart of Marrakesh old city, Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans crossed the line in P14 and P17 respectively.
The first Formula E race to take place on the African continent, the Marrakesh ePrix is one of only two traditional race tracks on the Formula E calendar and the longest circuit the drivers will experience this year, at 2.97km with 12 turns.
Both Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers came into the pits on lap 18, one lap after many of the other teams due to efficient energy management from the team. Mitch entered the pitlane ahead of Adam, but it was Adam who exited in front after an electrifying car swap in the garage.
The circuit provided many challenges for the drivers. Following a lock up on his qualifying lap, Adam started the race from P20 and through positive energy management and a solid pitstop, gained six positions to finish in P14, followed by Mitch who recovered from a lock up, which saw him run off track to finish P17.