The second edition of the Formula E Grand Prix has just ended in the streets of the Italian capital and, not even time to breathe, that we are already thinking about the 2020 edition, which will return, without any doubt, to Rome, word of Alexander Agag, president and founder of the competition that since 2014 has brought electric single-seaters to city circuits all over the world.
The confirmation came on the sidelines of theE-Prix course in the city circuit of Eur, where, having reached the side of the track, Agag happy for the influx of public despite the rain, then announced that "next year the Formula E he will be back on the same track as Eur, because you always feel good in Rome ”.
To win the grand prix of Rome, seventh stage of the world championship ABB FIA of Formula E, Mitch Evans, of the team Panasonic Jaguar, historic victory for the English manufacturer, who had not won a race in motorsport since 1991, and important for the New Zealand driver who climbs to fourth place in the standings, just 4 points from the top. In second place he finished Andre Lotterer, who "fought" with the winner until the last corner, up DS Techeetah, while on the lowest step of the podium he climbs Stoffel vandoorne of the team HWA Racelab.
According to the organizers' first estimates, the race was followed by 35.000 spectators (20.000 tickets sold, plus another 15.000 distributed free of charge). To these must be added another 35 million spectators who, according to estimates, saw the Rome E-Prix in front of televisions all over the world, an increase compared to the previous year where there were 34 million.
Race with some unexpected events, between rain and a crash after a few minutes of racing (almost an hour of suspension), but a lot of show for the Roman fans: the Australian triumphs, he is the seventh different winner in as many grand prix since the beginning of the year. The world championship remains very open!