The Formula E Roman stage was a real honeymoon for Mitch Evans and Jaguar. For the second consecutive day, the New Zealander conquered the top of the podium to give a great show on the street circuit of Italy.
Evans, who came into the weekend with only one point to his credit and tenth place in the standings, once again put on a dominant performance, just as he did on Saturday.
Without focusing on clear duels, the driver was able to maintain his position after starting fourth on the grid and was able to efficiently manage the energy, a situation that has been key in the last competitions of the electric single-seater series.
In the midst of these circumstances, Evans activated the Attack Mode, which gave him an advantage and he used it in the right time since the Safety Car then appeared. With that extra push and the one he had saved in the race, he had no problems to pass Robin Frinjs (Envision) and André Lotterer (Porsche) and to conquer the victory.
Collision Endangered Evans
Just as Evans was on his way to a comfortable victory, an accident involving Nick Cassidy would add some excitement to the E-Prix.
Evans lost his advantage and, no longer in attack mode, had to defend himself from Vergne, Sunday’s poleman who also arrived with more electric power at the end. However, that was not enough to stand up to the Jaguar representative, but it was sufficient to take the overall lead to the detriment of Eduardo Mortara.
Mortara did not have a good Sunday, being once again out of the qualifying elimination phase, starting in 11th place and abandoning after a collision with Da Costa when he was trying to recover, as he did on Saturday.
On the other hand, the Mercedes drivers were not relevant on Sunday. Nick De Vries, reigning champion, had an incident in qualifying that earned him a penalty and he started 13th, so he was always out of the fight. Vandoorne, who competed until the end on Saturday, this time did not perform either in qualifying (8th) or in the race, where he finished fifth, but never seemed to have a chance to fight at least for the podium.
After this interesting day, Formula E returns on the weekend of April 29 and 30, with the incentive of the presentation of the third generation vehicle (Gen3), on April 28 in Monaco.
Written by I Jhonattan González