The 2022 Monaco E-Prix marked the sixth race of the FIA Formula E World Championship’s eighth season and signalled a return to home turf for ROKiT Venturi Racing.
As the Principality’s only racing team, it marked our fifth race at home and Formula E’s second E-Prix on the full configuration of motorsport’s most legendary venue.
Without a shakedown session on Friday, heightened importance was placed on practice and both Edoardo Mortara and Lucas di Grassi showed promise throughout.
Come qualifying, our duo were in fine form and although a small mistake cost Edo on his final run, Lucas maximised his performance to progress through to the quarter-final stages.
This marked his second appearance in the duels this season and as the fourth-fastest driver of Group A, he was pitted against the fastest of Group B, Mitch Evans.
In this head-to-head, Lucas posted a 1:30.338 lap at 250kW and narrowly fell short of his opponent’s time by a mere 0.285-second margin to qualify fifth.
With the stage set, Edo and Lucas were in fighting spirits from the outset, with the former making up two positions on the opening tour of the race.
A standout move on Dan Ticktum around the outside of the Grand Hotel Hairpin and a bold attack on Antonio Felix da Costa into Tabac were highlights for Edo, and a comeback was on.
Lucas, meanwhile, fought in the lead group throughout and remained in contention for the podium until a Full Course Yellow and later Safety Car impacted his race strategy.
Continuing to show his impressive form, Edo bounced back to the top 10 to run in a high of sixth after making an impressive 11 overtakes before a puncture forced the pilot to retire.
As our sole runner, Lucas continued to fight the fight, however, and charged home to a sixth-placed finish at the end of a frenetic afternoon of racing.
By scoring eight points, Lucas scored his 920th in Formula E to date while the result also marked the team’s 40th point scored in Monaco.
ROKiT Venturi Racing now sits a mere four points shy of 600 all-time points while, with 86 points on the board from the first six races this season, the team has also scored twice as many points as it did at this stage in Season 7.
With eight consecutive top 10 finishes, ROKiT Venturi Racing continues to hold the longest active points scoring streak on the Formula E grid.
En route to this success, Edo and Lucas completed a combined 126 laps in Monaco to cover 420 kilometres of running and a total of 2,275km this season, using electric power.
This is the equivalent of driving from our headquarters to Berlin – the site of the next two races in Season 8 – twice.