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Formula E: Rosenqvist wins Marrakech ePrix

Formula E: Rosenqvist wins Marrakech ePrix, takes championship lead

Updated 3:04 PM ET, Sat January 13, 2018

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  • Late overtake earns Swede second win of season
  • Rosenqvist leads Sam Bird by four points in 2017/2018 championship

(CNN)Felix Rosenqvist has stormed to the top of the Formula E 2017/18 championship standings after snatching victory at Saturday's Marrakech ePrix.

The Mahindra Racing driver look destined to finish second after pole sitter Sebastien Buemi led for most of the race. But with just four laps to go Rosenqvist stunned the more experienced Swiss driver diving down the inside at Turn 7 to pass Buemi before going on to take the checkered flag.

Leading the championship after only three races is a fantastic thing

Felix Rosenqvist, Mahindra Racing

It was the 26-year-old's second win in as many races following his triumph in Hong Kong last month — the Swede inherited first place after Daniel Abt was disqualified for an infringement of FIA rules in the second race of the weekend at the Central Harborfront Circuit. Victory in Marrakech sees Rosenqvist overtake Britain's Sam Bird at the top of the drivers' standings after three rounds with 54 points to Bird's 50.

. @FRosenqvist takes the lead from @Sebastien_buemi with 4 laps to go #MarrakeshEPrix pic.twitter.com/GGfeBQXVX9

— ABB FIA Formula E Championship (@FIAFormulaE) January 13, 2018

Read MoreBird had qualified second behind Buemi but gearbox problems during the first half of the race meant the DS Virgin Racing driver had to settle for third."What a day … I was saving my energy behind Sam and Seb, and in the second stint I saw a gap and went for it," Rosenqvist said. "Leading the championship after only three races is a fantastic thing." Nelson Piquet Jr. turned in another solid performance finishing fourth for his new team, Jaguar Racing. The Brazilian also set the the fastest lap of the race. Jean-Eric Vergne finished fifth.Jose Maria Lopez marked his return to Formula E with a sixth place finish for the Dragon team. Mahindra Racing completed a hugely satisfying weekend as Nick Heidfeld came home seventh picking up six points. The result means the Indian team extends its lead to 18 points over DS Virgin Racing in the constructors' championship.

Formula E 2017/18 championship

Top six (after Marrakech ePrix)

Feilx Rosenqvist 54 points

Sam Bird 50

Jean-Eric Vergne 43

Nelson Piquet Jr. 25

Edoardo Mortara 24

Sebastian Buemi 22

There were also points for Formula E debutant Tom Blomqvist who finished eighth with Nico Prost and Alex Lynn making up the top 10.

Title contender

Rosenqvist, who impressed so much as a Formula E rookie last season, now leads the title race by four points from Bird with Techeetah's Vergne in third. Buemi's second place finish sees him move up to sixth in the overall standings. Visit CNN.com/motorsport for more news and featuresHis arch rival and reigning champion Lucas di Grassi remains pointless after the Brazilian retired with battery trouble eight laps into Saturday's race.Felix Rosenqvist celebrates after securing back-to-back wins in the 2017/18 Formula E championshipFelix Rosenqvist celebrates after securing back-to-back wins in the 2017/18 Formula E championshipFollow @cnnsport

Round four of the 2017/18 championship takes place in Santiago, Chile on February 3.Original Article

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