Even though the Marrakesh ePrix circuit is considered to be Mahindra Racing's favourite hunting ground, Pascal feels he still needs to adapt his driving style for the upcoming race weekend.
The fifth round of the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship takes place this weekend in Morocco. The Marrakesh E-Prix was my very first Formula E race last year and, although the race itself didn’t go as planned (I was taken out in the first corner), the qualifying session went really well and I’m looking forward to another strong weekend. I’ve been in Super Pole at the last two races in Santiago and Mexico and I will be aiming for my third appearance in Marrakesh.
No issues, a clean weekend and a good result are what we’re looking to achieve. I think we’ve overcome our reliability issues. You never know how a race is going to go but, so far since changing components in the gearbox in Mexico City, we had a smooth qualifying and a good race considering the penalties we received. Last year, my teammate Jerome D’Ambrosio won the race in Marrakesh and it’s is a track that is known to be Mahindra Racing’s happy hunting ground, so all the ingredients are there.
The Marrakesh E-Prix is a permanent race track, which means it’s not your typical Formula E street circuit, but the walls are still close and there are some difficult corners. As racing drivers, we’re often asked if a particular racetrack suits our driving style, but I never see it as a track that suits a driver. I need to adapt my driving style at every race to the individual characteristics of each venue.
I am focused on having the best possible result in Morocco and fans can really make a difference to the results and our world by voting for me in Fanboost at the Marrakesh E-Prix. For every vote that I receive throughout the season, Mahindra Racing will plant a tree.