JEROME D’AMBROSIO held off Robin Frijns by just 0.143 seconds in a nail-biting final lap at the Marrakesh E-Prix after starting in

Formula E: Jerome D’Ambrosio wins the Marrakesh E-Prix by just 0.143 seconds after BMW duo crash

Formula E: Jerome D’Ambrosio wins the Marrakesh E-Prix by just 0.143 seconds after BMW duo crash

Formula E: Jerome D’Ambrosio wins the Marrakesh E-Prix by just 0.143 seconds after BMW duo crash

Formula E: Jerome D’Ambrosio wins the Marrakesh E-Prix by just 0.143 seconds after BMW duo crash

Formula E: Jerome D’Ambrosio wins the Marrakesh E-Prix by just 0.143 seconds after BMW duo crash
Formula E: Jerome D’Ambrosio wins the Marrakesh E-Prix by just 0.143 seconds after BMW duo crash
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JEROME D AMBROSIO held off Robin Frijns by just 0.143 seconds in a nail-biting final lap at the Marrakesh E-Prix after starting in tenth place.

BMW threw away a comfortable one-two lead after Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims collided with just ten minutes remaining.

Jerome D’Ambrosio emphatically celebrated with his Mahindra teammates in the pit lane

The pair both locked up and Felix Da Costa was on the inside but as Sims turned in he went into the barriers while Sims was able to keep his race alive and finish in fourth.

And as the stewards were moving Felix Da Costa s there was a safety car until the final lap.

This led to a frantic sprint to the finish line with D Ambrosio winning the race after climbing nine places.

Virgin duo Frijns and Sam Bird finished second and third respectively as they also benefited from BMW s mishap.

Virgin duo Sam Bird (left) and Robin Frijns (right) celebrated on the podium

Bird came through unscathed after a moment of madness from Jean-Eric Vergne on the first turn of the race.

The defending champion attempted an ambitious move down the inside of pole-sitter Bird but ran out of room and span off which caused chaos and set him back to last place.

Pascal Wehrlein s highly-anticipated debut ended in disaster after he was forced to retire just five minutes into the race.

The former F1 star received damage after the carnage caused by Vergne as it led to Lucas Di Grassi coming into the back of the German.

Formula E: Marrekesh E-Prix race result

1.  Jerome d Ambrosio  BEL  Mahindra Racing
2.  Robin Frijns  NED  Envision Virgin Racing
3.  Sam Bird  GBR  Envision Virgin Racing
4.  Alexander Sims  GBR  BMW i Andretti Motorsport
5.  Jean-Eric Vergne  FRA  DS Techeetah
6.  Andre Lotterer  BEL  DS Techeetah
7.  Lucas di Grassi  BRA  Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
8.  Sebastien Buemi  SUI  Nissan e.dams
9.  Mitch Evans  NZL  Panasonic Jaguar Racing
10.  Daniel Abt  GER  Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler
11.  Jose Maria Lopez  ARG  GEOX Dragon
12.  Maximilian Gunther  GER  GEOX Dragon
13.  Edoardo Mortara  SUI  Venturi Formula E Team
14.  Nelson Piquet Jr.  BRA  Jaguar
15.  Oliver Rowland  GBR  Nissan
16.  Oliver Turvey  GBR  NIO
17.  Tom Dillmann  FRA  NIO
18.  Felipe Massa  BRA  Venturi
Ret.  Antonio Felix da Costa  POR  BMW
Ret.  Gary Paffett  GBR  HWA
Ret.  Pascal Wehrlein  GER  Mahindra
Ret.  Stoffel Vandoorne  BEL  HWA

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Formula E: Jerome D’Ambrosio wins the Marrakesh E-Prix by just 0.143 seconds after BMW duo crash