António Félix da Costa

Formula E set for its second appearance in Marrakesh.

Next stop Africa: BMW works drivers António Félix da Costa and Tom Blomqvist in action for MS&AD Andretti Formula E in Morocco.

Season 4 of the FIA Formula E Championship continues this weekend as the series takes to the streets of Marrakesh. Formula E made its African debut at the “Circuit Automobile International Moulay El Hassan” last season, and the series now returns for its second appearance there. BMW works drivers António Félix da Costa and Tom Blomqvist will race in Morocco for MS&AD Andretti Formula E.

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I have to say thank you to MS&AD Insurance, BMW and Andretti for giving me this huge opportunity. I believe the FIA Formula E championship has a bright future and I'm so proud to be a part of it.
Tom Blomqvist, MS&AD Andretti Formula E

The Situation

The third round of the season in Morocco offers the chance for further good results to add to points earned in Hong Kong for MS&AD Andretti Formula E. At the season opener, Félix da Costa finished sixth for the squad from Indianapolis.

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Tom Blomqvist, MS&AD Andretti Formula E

The Team

The MS&AD Andretti Formula E team is in its fourth season of Formula E in 2017/18. So far, Michael Andretti’s team has contested 35 races, claimed three pole positions, and scored 210 points. BMW works driver Félix da Costa is again in action at the wheel of the number 28 MS&AD Andretti ATEC-003 in Season 4. Joining the Portuguese driver in Marrakesh will be fellow BMW driver Blomqvist. He will make his debut in Morocco, driving car number 27.

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The Circuit

The race in Morocco is unique in Formula E, as the only event held on a semi-permanent racetrack. It is making its second appearance on the calendar, having also featured in Season 3. The layout was designed by Hermann Tilke, and is the longest on the calendar at 2.97km. Three big straights and the long, fast second turn, combined with the North African climate, make the track a challenge for battery economy, but heavy braking zones provide plenty of overtaking opportunity.

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