Nico Muller was fastest in Formula E’s rookie test in Marrakech for Audi, topping the times during both the morning and afternoon sessions.
He set the pace with a 1m17.532s in the morning before going over four-tenths faster later in the day. Muller was also quickest in the rookie test last season for Audi.
James Rossiter went second fastest for Techeetah during the afternoon and drove both cars in the session for the team after Tatiana Calderon was 0.142s behind Muller in the morning.
Dragon’s Antonio Fuoco was third overall after setting a 1m17.338s lap in the afternoon session. Fuoco had improved by just over two seconds compared to his fastest lap in the first period on track.
Nyck de Vries was the fourth fastest driver of the day, although the Virgin was 0.035s off Rossiter’s time in the second Techeetah car in the afternoon and a similar margin away from Muller’s morning benchmark.
Jann Mardenborough pipped Calderon’s fastest lap in the morning by 0.002s during the afternoon. He was the fastest Nissan e.dams driver of the day, with Mitsunori Takaboshi ending the afternoon session 0.557s behind.
Bruno Spengler set two similar fastest lap times during both sessions driving for BMW. His afternoon fastest lap of 1m17.735s was just 0.012s faster than he went in the morning and was good enough for seventh overall.
The top 10 overall across both sessions was rounded off by Raffaele Marciello for HWA and both of Venturi’s test drivers, with Arthur Leclerc and Norman Nato finishing ninth and 10th respectively after being the slowest two drivers during the morning session.
Jaguar didn’t have a rookie inside of the top 10 overall times, although Pietro Fittipaldi – who was second to Muller in the test last year for the team – was fifth fastest in the morning.
The only two teams to also not find themselves in the top 10 were Mahindra – who won the Marrakech E-Prix yesterday thanks to Jerome D’Ambrosio, and NIO.