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The 2019 Rome ePrix (formally the 2019 GEOX Rome E-Prix) was a Formula E electric car race held at the Circuto Cittadino dell'EUR in the EUR residential and business district of the Italian capital of Rome on 13 April 2019. It was the seventh round of the 2018–19 Formula E season and the second running of the event. The 29-lap race was won by Jaguar driver Mitch Evans from a second position start. Andre Lotterer finished second for Techeetah and HWA Racelab driver Stoffel Vandoorne came third.

2019 Rome ePrix
Race 7 of 12 of the 2018–19 Formula E season
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Race details
Date 13 April 2019 (2019-04-13)
Official name 2019 GEOX Rome E-Prix
Location Circuto Cittadino dell'EUR, EUR, Rome
Course Street circuit
Course length 2.860 km (1.777 mi)
Distance 29 laps, 82.94 km (51.54 mi)
Pole position
Driver Techeetah−DS
Time 1:32.123
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean-Éric Vergne Techeetah−DS
Time 1:31.016 on lap 27
Podium
First Jaguar
Second Techeetah−DS
Third HWA-Venturi

Andre Lotterer of DS Techeetah won the pole position by recording the fastest lap in qualifying and maintained his start line advantage heading into the first corner. He kept the lead until he was overtaken by Evans on the 18th lap. That allowed Evans into the lead. Despite being challenged by Lotterer, Evans takes his first victory of his career and for the Jaguar team.

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BackgroundEdit

Coming into the race from Sanya three weeks earlier, BMW Andretti driver António Félix da Costa was in the lead of the Drivers' Championship with 62 points and was only 1 point ahead of Jérôme d'Ambrosio of Mahindra in second. DS Techeetah's Jean-Éric Vergne was a further seven points behind in third and Sam Bird of Virgin Racing placed fourth on tie with Vergne. Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler driver Lucas Di Grassi rounded out the top five with 52 points scored.[1] In the Teams' Championship, Virgin Racing were leading with 97 points; tie on points with Mahindra behind in second position. Audi in third with a point behind, and DS Techeetah were 2 points behind in forth. BMW Andretti completing the top five with 80 points.[1]

PracticeEdit

QualifyingEdit

RaceEdit

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Time Gap Grid
1 36   Andre Lotterer Techeetah-DS 1:32.123 - 1
2 20   Mitch Evans Jaguar 1:32.483 +0.360 2
3 7   José María López Dragon-Penske 1:32.906 +0.783 3
4 5   Stoffel Vandoorne HWA-Venturi 1:33.233 +1.110 4
5 6   Maximilian Günther Dragon-Penske 1:35.640 +3.517 5
6 23   Sébastien Buemi e.Dams-Nissan 1:07.670 +4.208 6
7 48   Edoardo Mortara Venturi 1:30.397 7
8 4   Robin Frijns Virgin-Audi 1:30.422 +0.025 8
9 94   Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra 1:30.609 +0.212 141
10 19   Felipe Massa Venturi 1:30.623 +0.226 9
11 22   Oliver Rowland e.Dams-Nissan 1:30.723 +0.326 10
12 28   Antonio Felix da Costa Andretti-BMW 1:30.804 +0.407 11
13 2   Sam Bird Virgin-Audi 1:30.880 +0.483 12
14 11   Lucas Di Grassi Audi 1:30.977 +0.580 13
15 17   Gary Paffett HWA-Venturi 1:30.980 +0.583 15
16 25   Jean Eric Vergne Techeetah-DS 1:31.016 +0.619 16
17 66   Daniel Abt Audi 1:31.043 +0.646 17
18 16   Oliver Turvey NIO 1:31.043 +0.646 18
19 64   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Mahindra 1:31.192 +0.795 19
20 8   Tom Dillmann NIO 1:31.220 +0.823 20
21 3   Alex Lynn Jaguar 1:39.6572 +9.260 21
22 27   Alexander Sims Andretti-BMW no time no time 223
Source: [2]
Notes
  • ^1  — Pascal Wehrlein received five-place grid penalty for overspeeding under red flag.
  • ^2  — Alex Lynn's best lap times were deleted for exceeding 250 kW (340 hp) of power
  • ^3  — Alexander Sims received 60-place grid penalty converted into a 10-second stop and go penalty during the race for changing E-motor, gearbox and inverter

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20   Mitch Evans Jaguar 29 1:33:51.140 2 25
2 36   André Lotterer Techeetah-DS 29 +0.979 1 18+36
3 5   Stoffel Vandoorne HWA-Venturi 29 +6.399 4 15
4 4   Robin Frijns Virgin-Audi 29 +9.181 8 12
5 23   Sébastien Buemi e.Dams-Nissan 29 +9.778 6 10+17
6 22   Oliver Rowland e.Dams-Nissan 29 +11.262 10 8
7 11   Lucas Di Grassi Audi 29 +24.340 13 6
8 64   Jérôme d'Ambrosio Mahindra 29 +28.633 19 4
9 28   António Félix da Costa Andretti-BMW 29 +30.6513 11 2
10 94   Pascal Wehrlein Mahindra 29 +30.735 14 1
11 2   Sam Bird Virgin-Audi 29 +32.272 12 0
12 3   Alex Lynn Jaguar 29 +42.238 21 0
13 16   Oliver Turvey NIO 29 +48.616 18 0
14 25   Jean Eric Vergne Techeetah-DS 29 +49.7324 16 0
15 8   Tom Dillmann NIO 29 +52.253 20 0
16 7   José María López Dragon-Penske 29 +1:10.373 3 0
17 27   Alexander Sims Andretti-BMW 29 +1:11.373 22 0
18 66   Daniel Abt Audi 28 Technical 17 0
19 6   Maximilian Günther Dragon-Penske 28 Energy5 5 0
Ret 19   Felipe Massa Venturi 11 Driveshaft 9 0
Ret 48   Edoardo Mortara Venturi 8 Driveshaft 7 0
Ret 17   Gary Paffett HWA-Venturi 1 Collision 15 0
Source: [3]
Notes
  • ^3  — António Félix da Costa received 5-second time penalty for an undercharged battery.
  • ^4  — Jean Eric Vergne received a drive through penalty converted into a 37-second time penalty for overtaking under Full Course Yellow.
  • ^5  — Maximilian Günther received a 5-second time penalty for overspeeding under Full Course Yellow and a drive through penalty converted into a 37-second time penalty for attack mode infringement.
  • ^6  — Pole position.
  • ^7  — Fastest lap.

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Standings – 2018-2019 FIA Formula E Championship". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  2. ^ "R07 Qualifying" (PDF). Retrieved 14 April 2019.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "R06 Race Results" (PDF).
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