Da Costa fastest in Marrakesh Practice 1

Antonio Felix da Costa
Antonio Felix da Costa

In the heat of the Moroccan sun, it was DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa who led the way in Practice 1 with a best time of 1:17.863s. The Portuguese driver was followed by current championship leader Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) with a time of 1:17.966s and BMW i Andretti Motorsport's Max Guenther with a time of 1:18.062s.

Despite making it out to Marrakesh, reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne failed to take part in the Practice session, reportedly due to illness, while the team's test and development driver James Rossiter filled in for the Frenchman ahead of the main event.

Half of the pack finished the session within a second of each other, while TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E driver Neel Jani, Mercedes-Benz EQ's Stoffel Vandoorne and NIO 333's Ma Qinghua set the slowest lap times, with Ma over four seconds off the pace of Da Costa.

FP1 Times

POS DRIVER TEAM CAR TIME/GAP
1 Antonio Felix da Costa DS Techeetah DS 1m17.863s
2 Mitch Evans Jaguar Jaguar 0.103s
3 Maximilian Guenther Andretti BMW BMW 0.199s
4 Oliver Rowland e.dams Nissan 0.448s
5 Lucas di Grassi Audi Audi 0.555s
6 Sam Bird Virgin Audi 0.558s
7 Sebastien Buemi e.dams Nissan 0.591s
8 Daniel Abt Audi Audi 0.606s
9 Jerome d'Ambrosio Mahindra Mahindra 0.674s
10 Robin Frijns Virgin Audi 0.691s
11 Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra Mahindra 0.854s
12 Andre Lotterer Porsche Porsche 0.949s
13 Edoardo Mortara Venturi Mercedes 1.171s
14 Alexander Sims Andretti BMW BMW 1.201s
15 James Calado Jaguar Jaguar 1.227s
16 Oliver Turvey NIO NIO 1.293s
17 Brendon Hartley Dragon Penske 1.293s
18 Nico Muller Dragon Penske 1.359s
19 Nyck de Vries Mercedes Mercedes 1.629s
20 James Rossiter DS Techeetah DS 1.950s
21 Felipe Massa Venturi Mercedes 1.956s
22 Neel Jani Porsche Porsche 2.127s
23 Stoffel Vandoorne Mercedes Mercedes 2.181s
24 Ma Qinghua NIO NIO 4.308s

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