Well, Marrakesh was kind to us again!
To win back-to-back races there is very special and to do it in such dramatic circumstances this year will make it unforgettable for quite a while.
But, let’s not shy away from the fact that we had some fortune. As I said after the race, you take some luck because there were plenty of times last year when we had misfortune while in good positions.
I am very proud of the Mahindra team, all of them, they were superb.
They have showed fantastic determination, skill and dedication since the Mahindra M5Electro development began way back in the summer of 2017.
This victory now means we have won races in the last three seasons and I am delighted that Jerome has taken an early lead in the standings. But actually, what is more important, is it shows we again have a car that can fight at the sharp end again.
Practice and qualifying was not ideal and there were some challenges but we never panicked. We kept cool knowing that the potential was there for us to come away with more good points.
I have to be honest and tell you that there was no way I dreamt about taking a win here. Prior to the race and after qualifying I was thinking P4, P5. A podium would have delighted me at that stage.
The opposition is incredibly tough in Season Five and has gone up another level this year.
We saw last weekend that BMW, Audi, Envision Virgin, Jaguar, DS Techeetah and Nissan are all capable of challenging for podiums and wins right now. That’s over half the grid!
Jerome started tenth after a few difficulties in qualifying and Pascal placed seventh.
Pascal was really impressive in his first race weekend and, but for a small mistake, would have been in Super Pole.
It was so sad to see him get taken out at the first corner by di Grassi. It was really cruel after all he had done before that on his debut weekend.
Once the dust had settled with various incidents at the start, Jerome found himself in a great position and he didn’t waste it.
There were some really clever strategy calls by the team and we kept most of our ‘powder dry’ on the Attack Mode calls.
Jerome showed his experience with some great defensive driving when he had to and then some great attacking awareness with the move on Frijns.
Then the two BMWs collided and it all changed!
That opened things up and it was a door we were only too pleased to skip right through.
But the final minutes of the race were very tense I can tell you.
You may have seen from the TV cameras that I was with Alejandro [Agag] who was willing the Safety Car to come in. For obvious reasons I was doing exactly the opposite which must have been quite funny to witness!
Jerome held position and resisted Frijns and the train behind to take the win and send our garage in to elation.
The pressure valve was released and we could celebrate together and with our lucky fezzes!
While it is satisfying to take this win, we are aware there was fortune that played a part.
Jerome finds himself top of the points table after a great start to the season and rightly so because he has so far been bulletproof.
But we are very far from getting ahead of ourselves. We will not get carried away because we have been in Formula E long enough now to realise that making predictions or getting too confident are not good ideas.
There is such little time before we now head to Santiago and the team is straight back on it this week with sim preparations and working their hardest to ensure we can keep developing and getting in to the best positions possible.
The Sunday test saw Sergey Sirotkin and Sam Dejonghe complete some very valuable laps to get data for future use.
With everything being so new, it is vital we made the most out of the Marrakesh rookie test track time.
The reports back were good and now it is all eyes on Chile and what I am sure will be another action packed weekend.
If it is even half as dramatic as Marrakesh then you are not going to want to miss any of the action.