Evans takes spectacular win to complete Rome E-Prix double victory

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The second Formulation E race of the weekend proved to be simply as profitable as the primary for Mitch Evans, with the Jaguar driver taking back-to-back wins in each occasions.

					Evans takes spectacular win to complete Rome E-Prix double victory


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Mitch Evans has taken his fourth-ever Formulation E win simply in the future after clinching his third, having accomplished a double victory on the 2022 Rome E-Prix.

After surging to P1 in Saturday’s race from ninth on the grid, the New Zealand-born driver carried out nicely in qualifying for Sunday’s occasion. He set the fourth quickest time of the session, while Jean-Eric Vergne secured pole place.

Between them had been Jake Dennis in second and Andre Lotterer in P3.

In the meantime, Saturday’s pole-sitter Stoffel Vandoorne began from eighth, with Mercedes-EQ teammate Nyck de Vries down in thirteenth.

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One other robust efficiency from Evans

After an eventful begin to Saturday’s E-Prix, Sunday’s obtained underway in a lot calmer trend. Vergne led the pack away, while Lotterer initially overtook Dennis to go as much as second, earlier than the British driver retook the place later within the lap.

Nonetheless, Lotterer finally discovered his method again into P2, leading to Dennis dropping floor to Evans. The Jaguar driver was capable of finding a well past to take third.

Additional again, it was to not be a profitable residence occasion for former F1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi, with the Dragon/Penske Autosport automotive stopping on the monitor. This led to a Security Automobile interval.

When this ended with 24 minutes remaining on the clock, Evans took the chance to overhaul Vergne into Flip 4 to take the lead of the race. Dennis additionally misplaced out after the Security Automobile, and fell down the order to seventh.

In the meantime, Envision’s Robin Frijns had made his method by the sphere, and used Assault Mode to problem Evans for the lead at Flip 7. Lotterer additionally benefited from Assault Mode himself, and got here by to overhaul Frijns for P1.

Nonetheless, following one other Security Automobile interval – this time to get well Alexander Sims’ automotive following a spin into Flip 14 – the German noticed his probabilities of a debut Formulation E victory slip away.

Evans had saved his Assault Mode for the closing laps of the race, and as such was in a position to make use of this to get forward of Lotterer. Behind him, Vergne overtook the Porsche driver to slide into P2, and Lotterer misplaced one other place to Frijns in third.

There was a closing Security Automobile stint earlier than the tip of the E-Prix, resulting in a one-lap sprint to the flag. Evans was in a position to maintain on, permitting the Jaguar driver to take back-to-back wins on the streets of Rome.

This has pushed him as much as fourth within the Driver Standings, while Vergne now leads.

2022 Rome E-Prix Outcomes

Place Driver Crew
1 Evans Jaguar TCS Racing
2 Vergne DS Techeetah
3 Frijns Envision Racing
4 Lotterer Porsche
5 Vandoorne Mercedes-EQ
6 Wehrlein Porsche
7 Turvey NIO 333
8 di Grassi ROKiT Venturi Racing
9 Buemi Nissan e.dams
10 Askew Avalanche Andretti

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