Morocco

2019 Marrakesh E-Prix

Race 2 | 12 Jan 2019

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to the majestic streets of Marrakesh for the third time Formula E history. Get ready for sand, souks and a spectacular showdown in Morocco’s magical city of Marrakesh. The battle for the streets is back.

here's what happened last time...

cyclists at the Marrakesh E-Prix 2018
fan zone

allianz e-village

Immerse yourself in the Allianz E-Village - Formula E's dedicated fan festival devoted to exploring the racing series, experiencing the latest innovations and enjoying some of the best entertainment alongside all the racing action.

  • Formula E World: Immerse yourself in the sport of the future – Formula E. Learn more about who we are and why we are changing the world of motorsport.
  • Gaming Arena: test your driving skills on one of our Formula E simulators inside the Gaming Arena. Set your best lap time and earn the chance to race against the Formula E drivers during the E-Race. 
  • Allianz Explorer Zone: Discover a compelling world of new technologies and interactive displays brought to you by our E-Village presenting partner Allianz and fly over the most beautiful cities with the simulators "Birdly."
  • ABB: Meet with ABB to find out more about how they are shaping the future of sustainable energy and get an autograph from YuMi the robot.
  • Hydration station: Refill your free Formula E water pouch at our hydration stations and help reduce plastic pollution in the world. 
  • E-Kart: Get behind the wheel of our e-Karts to get a chance to test your driving skills on our karting track and experience the excitement of an electric race.  
  • Extreme Zone: Watch the breathtaking stunt shows of the French athlete Julien Dupont on electric motorbikes, accompanied by  Red Bull athletes on bikes.
  • Test centre for electric scooters: Discover and try Illiance's electric scooters driving on a dedicated track in the E-Village (minimum 16 years old - ID required)
  • Stage Zone: Don't miss our live music live shows, with traditional musicians and dancers, batucada and the highlight of the day - a live performance from Morrocan hip-hop band FNAIRE. 

Live performance from FNAIRE!

  • Local handicraft workshops: Take part to local handicraft workshops (pottery, calligraphy, painting and much more) and take your creation back home as a souvenir. 
  • Marrakshis sur la piste: Register to have a unique opportunity to tour the track on a Medina Bike. 
  • Taste Zone: With all the action on site, make sure you choose from the wide selection of food from all over the world to keep you energised and refreshed.
  • Recharge Zone: Take a break, chill and recharge your phone (and yourself!) in our recharge zone.   
  • Start up Zone: Discover the exciting creation of ENIM, the engineering school from Rabat as they display a solar-powered car and meet our local charity partner "Education for All." 
  • Place Jeema el Fna: Experience Moroccan traditions and entertainment in this recreation of the famous Square Jeema el Fna of Marrakesh. Get a henna tattoo, enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice and listen to traditional live music with accompanying dancers. 
marrakesh track

race info

Back for the third time in Formula E's hiostory, the 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix is the chance to see all brand new 22 Gen2 cars and drivers in action as 11 teams battle it out for the top step of the podium.

The Track

Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan

The 2.99km circuit follows the form the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan - named after the Crown Prince of Morocco - before spilling out onto the streets of Marrakesh's modern hotel district. Located alongside the centuries-old Marrakech Wall, the race takes place just a few minutes from the medina and world-famous souks.

map showing the Marrakesh E-Prix track
12 Turns, 2.99km and some of the longest straights in Formula E - the battle for the streets returns. 

guide: Get to know the Track

See all 22 new Gen2 cars in action

While the championship might be only five years old, the technology racing around the circuit is ever-changing. Season 5 will see 22 Gen2 cars racing around the track in anger for the very first time. The Batmobile-esque all-electric racer has double the energy storage capacity of the Gen1 car, meaning it can complete a whole race, so wave goodbye to mid-race car swaps. With 250kW of power, the Gen2 will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8-seconds and go on to a top speed of 280km/h.

Greater speeds, more action on track and with just one car per driver - there's everything to lose.

Formula E electric racing cars round a corner on the track