2022 Rome E-Prix in Numbers

ROKiT Venturi Racing made a welcome return to Europe earlier this month when the FIA Formula E World Championship took to the streets of Rome for the next two races of Season 8.

The Italian capital served as an atmospheric backdrop and in its fourth calendar appearance to date, showcased the spectacle of motorsport’s premier fully-electric racing series.

As the longest track of the current campaign, the 3.38-kilometre Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR was tough to tame and produced intense wheel-to-wheel action that is synonymous with Formula E.

Throughout our weekend, true qualifying pace was elusive but despite facing an uphill battle in both races, drivers Edoardo Mortara and Lucas di Grassi were more than up for the challenge.

At the start of Race One, the duo unfortunately lost time after an accident on the first lap but nevertheless dug in deep to continue chasing the top 10.

After falling to 14th, Edo fought forward and by performing an impressive 11 overtakes, successfully took a provisional sixth place at the chequered flag.

Lucas also battled hard and by making eight overtakes, recovered from 17th to 11th with the fastest lap in hand for a second race in succession to take the 10th of his career – more than any other driver in Formula E history.

Unfortunately, a five-second time penalty relegated Edo to seventh but with points on the board and pace apparent, ambitions were still high for Race Two.

Contact with Antonio Felix da Costa removed Edo from contention early on in Sunday’s event but Lucas, who was in fine form, continued to fight the fight.

From 12th on the grid he only battled forward and by clearing Sergio Sette Camara, advanced to the top 10.

Following a second Safety Car period with only 10 minutes to go, he embarked on one final offensive, overtaking Jake Dennis, Da Costa, Pascal Wehrlein and Sam Bird to take sixth.

A five-second time penalty relegated the Season 3 champion to eighth on the road in the final order but crucially, points were still scored.

With this result, ROKiT Venturi Racing maintained its current Formula E points-scoring run which now stands at seven races – the longest active streak of any team on the whole grid.

En route to this achievement, we turned a total of 187 laps in Rome which equates to 632.06 km – the equivalent of driving from the city to Formula E’s next destination and ROKiT Venturi Racing’s home, Monaco.