The team found itself back on the podium five weeks ago. In the Sunday race, Edoardo Mortara’s second place finish and Maro Engel’s fine comeback drive (which saw him gain 7 places) took the motivation up another notch. Since then, and after a short winter break, the feeling in Monaco’s headquarter is more positive than ever.

 

The VENTURI Formula E team arrives in Marrakesh lying 4th in the overall rankings. The aim in Morocco will be to consolidate and perhaps even improve that position. To that end, Edoardo Mortara and Maro Engel have clocked up hundreds of laps in the simulator, accompanied by the VENTURI Formula E team’s engineers. A range of different energy strategy scenarios have been tested, with Marrakesh among the circuits where the cars spend longest at full throttle and maximum load.

 

“We’ll be trying to confirm our competitiveness by exploiting the car’s capabilities to the full” said Maro Engel. “We could have taken even more points in Hong-Kong. So more than ever, the aim now is to get as high up the field as we can.”

 

On Sunday 14 January, the day after the race, the team will be staying in Marrakesh with the two Formula E rookies, Morocco’s Michaël BENYAHIA and Britain’s Gary Paffett.

 

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