One of the benefits of sponsoring DUEM and helping to transport their solar powered car to Morocco for COP22 as their logistics provider was free tickets to the Formula E in Marrakech. It was the first time a Formula E race had been held on the African Continent and the streets of Marrakech were closed off to create a circuit. Our taxi driver seemed confused by the road closures, but used a combination of paths and private car parks to skirt the traffic.
We were given passes to access the e-village, where we were able to meet the DUEM team and photograph the solar car. We also had passes to the Grandstand. For anyone who has grown up watching Formula 1 the lack of noise comes as a big surprise. We positioned ourselves with a great view of a corner, as everyone knows this is where the action will happen and waited with cameras ready to photograph the cars. The cars were hidden as they entered the corner and time and again we missed the cars as they sped by, we just didn’t hear them coming.
It was great being away from the UK winter and experiencing the future of motor transport in this historic event.
Thank you to DUEM and e-Motion for an enjoyable day.