The Formula E World Championship returns and resumes this weekend on April 10 and 11, in Italy in Rome for the first time since 2019.
After the first two races that were held at the end of February in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the Formula E World Championship will be held in Italy. This is the third time that the electric seat masters have competed for the championship in the streets of Rome, the Eternal City, this year for two races being held on April 10 and 11.
The preliminary schedule only mentions the E-Prix on Saturday April 10 in the afternoon. But health conditions prompted the organizers to resort to a “double head”. Therefore, as in Ad Diriyah, the two races will be held behind closed doors.
The updated track becomes the second longest in Formula E history with fast, narrow and complex driver sections
Formula E returns to Rome on April 10 and 11 for the third and fourth rounds of the 2020/21 Formula E World Championship, with a new route that is difficult for drivers to grasp this weekend with two rounds, Saturday and second Sunday.
Dutchman Nick de Vries from Mercedes-EQ arrived in Italy at the top of the temporary drivers’ classification, after he was the fastest in free training, then in his qualifying group, then finished first, and finally took his first match winning the race and the fastest lap in the first electronic race For the season in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, a great precedent for his performance in the series in Formula E.
Nick who trusts before the roman audition:
Finally, we have another race at the weekend to plan. Since the season opened in Diriyah, we have clearly done everything to prepare optimally for Roma. I think it will be a different track than the one we have been racing on lately. It looks like a real F1 track. Downtown – The surface quality is variable and the altitude changes will create a challenging journey so it promises to be a very intense race. Obviously, we hope to be as competitive as we were in Ad Diriyah. It’s hard to predict what others will do. On Saturday we will be in the first group so I guess the target You should qualify to the top ten and start our race from there. “
Jaguar Racing leads the provisional team standings, with new recruiter Sam Bird winning the second race in Diriyah with a near perfect race. With this result, the Brit extends his unique record of E-Prix victory in every Formula E season so far.
Meanwhile, the record wins are tied by Lucas de Grassi, Brazilian from Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler with 10 wins now! Sam Bird is definitely one of the favorites in Rome who, having already mentioned him before, won the inaugural race in 2018.
During the last E-Prix race in the Eternal City, New Zealander Mitch Evans, the other driver in Jaguar Racing and Andre Lotterer of the Porsche Formula E team, wrestled for 45 minutes, to finally meet the New Zealander in the highest step ahead of German Andre Lauterer and Belgian Stoffel Vandorn to complete the podium .
Rome Electronic Prize
The 3,385 km and nineteen corners of the Circuit de Citadino have undergone a number of changes in close cooperation with local authorities for this new season, thus becoming the second longest circuit in Formula E history after Beijing.
Updates preserve the uniqueness of the circuit, while also enhancing Formula E’s legacy in the region by providing more space for spectators at future events, attracting local businesses and performing important restoration work.
The Palazzo dei Congressi and Piazzale Marconi remain highlights, and as of this year, the circuit will circle the iconic Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, also known as the “Square Colosseum”.
It’s a mix of fast, narrow, and often complex sectors with lots of overshoot, hairpin bends, 90-degree turns, Formula E in all its glory and one of the drivers’ favorite E-Prix races.
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