Nicki Shields picks top drivers to watch in the Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix

Nicki Shields has picked her top drivers to look out for in the Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix

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Many first-time viewers will be tuning in to watch Formula E this afternoon live on BBC Two, and we’re here to help you track the drivers to watch.

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Former Formula 1 superstar Felipe Massa is among the top names on the grid while the familiar names of Brendon Hartley, Stoffel Vandoorne and Pascal Wehrlein are all in the fold.

Formula E presenter Nicki Shields spoke exclusively to RadioTimes.com to pick out the names you need to know ahead of the Marrakesh E-Prix.

She said: “At the moment there are four drivers at the top of the championship there’s only nine points that separate them, and that includes British driver Alexander Sims – so watch out for him.

“He’s had a really great start to the season, he’s just one point off championship leader Mitch Evans.

“Evans is a Kiwi!” joked Shields “but he is racing for Jaguar – the British racing team – so we’re kind of behind him as well.

“It will be interesting to see how Sam Bird does, he had a podium taken away from him in Mexico City but he is looking strong.

“His car has got the pace, he’s looking very confident so he’s one to watch.”

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Watch the Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix live on BBC Two this afternoon