ROKiT Venturi Racing Takes Points at Home in Monaco

In Numbers

Edoardo Mortara

Free Practice One // 3rd

Free Practice Two // 9th

Qualifying // 16th [1:31.975, Group A]

Race // DNF

Fastest Lap // 1:32.811

Championship // 5th [49 points]

Lucas di Grassi

Free Practice One // 13th

Free Practice Two // 12th

Qualifying // 5th [1:30.338, Quarter-FinalFour]

Race // 6th

Fastest Lap // 1:33.353

Championship // 9th [37 points]

ROKiT Venturi Racing

Championship // 5th [86 points]

In Detail

ROKiT Venturi Racing secured points on home turf by taking sixth place in the FIA Formula E World Championship’s crown jewel event, the 2022 Monaco E-Prix.

Following a strong start to Season 8, the Monegasque marque carried momentum throughout practice for the sixth race of the current campaign.

Drivers Edoardo Mortara and Lucas di Grassi launched their qualifying efforts from Group A, and while Edo missed out on the top four, Lucas successfully advanced to the duel stages.

In the fourth quarter-final, the Brazilian faced Mitch Evans and after falling short of the Jaguar driver by 0.285 seconds, secured fifth on the grid. Edo, meanwhile, lined up in 16th.

The duo started the 45 minute + one lap affair well and while Lucas maintained fifth, Edo overtook both Sam Bird and Dan Ticktum on the opening lap to advance to 14th.

After snatching fourth with 28 minutes remaining, Lucas remained within reach of the podium positions and closely followed Jean-Eric Vergne in the fight for third.

In a masterful recovery drive, meanwhile, Edo strategically used Attack Mode to rise through the ranks, gaining 10 positions to run as high as sixth.

Unfortunately, contact with his team mate forced the Swiss-Italian to retire in the closing minutes of the race, leaving Lucas as ROKiT Venturi Racing’s sole challenger.

The Season 3 champion fell away from the podium fight in the final stages to take sixth place at the chequered flag.

As a result, ROKiT Venturi Racing scored eight points and currently holds fifth in the World Teams’ Championship.

Formula E’s eighth season will resume on 14 May in Berlin, Germany.

In Their Words

Jérôme D’Ambrosio, Team Principal, ROKiT Venturi Racing

“It was great to be back in Monaco this weekend. A home race is always very special but to have a home race at motorsport’s most famous circuit is incredible. From our side, it’s good to come away with some points but unfortunately, today is a day where we could have picked up more points. We made a good start with both drivers and Lucas was firmly in the podium fight before the Safety Car which impacted his strategy on Attack Mode. From Edo’s side, he did a great job to fight forward up to sixth after starting down in 16th. In the final stages, Edo and Lucas made contact with one another in the Nouvelle chicane, seeing our drivers collide on track is unacceptable. It’s disrespectful to the team, to the work that everybody puts in and it should never happen. We’re disappointed and from here we need to reset so we can be in the best position for Berlin.”