Edoardo Mortara duo in Marrakech

The Swiss (Venturi) won the Marrakech Ibrix on Saturday to take the lead in the world championship after ten of sixteen rounds.

Edoardo Mortara defeated Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa (DS-Tecita) and New Zealander Mitch Evans (Jaguar). Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne (DS-Tekita) finished 4th. The Swiss, who started 2nd on the row behind da Costa, dominated the race and held off an onslaught of two DS-Teetahs. Da Costa also allowed Vergne to pass in an attempt to claim points in the championship, but the Frenchman, one of the front aerodynamic wheel guards, had to let him pass before losing 3rd place in the closing laps.

It was the third victory of the season for the Monaco-based Swiss driver who now has 139 points in the world championship, 11 ahead of Vergne. Mortara, 35, has been racing in Formula E since 2017 and has won a total of five ePrixs.

Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne, who was leading the championship before Marrakech, finished 8th, is now 3rd, 14 points adrift.

Round 10 of the Formula Electric World Championship, Saturday’s Marrakesh iPrix standings.

1. Edoardo Mortara (SUI / Venturi) en 46: 45.410

2. Antonio Felix da Costa (POR/DS-Techeetah) at 2,297

3. Mitch Evans (NZL/Jaguar) on 6,270

4. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA / DS-Techeetah) at 6,965

5. Lucas Di Grassi (BRA / Venturi) at 7,787

6. Nyck de Vries (NED / Mercedes) 8,394

7. Jake Dennis (GBR/Andretti) at 12.084

8. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL/Mercedes) in 14.541

9. Sam Bird (GBR/Jaguar) 15,048

10. Oliver Rowland (GBR/Mahindra) 15.270

World Championship standings after ten of sixteen races:

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1. Edoardo Mortara (SUI / Venturi) 139 points

2. Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA / DS-Techeetah) 128

3. Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL/Mercedes) 125

4. Mitch Evans (NZL/Jaguar) 124

5. Robin Frines (NED/Envision) 81

Next test: The New York ePrix, with two races on July 16 and 17.

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