Roma restarts the action with a double and a new circuit

The electric World Championship returns this weekend to the Italian capital with De Vries as the leader of the classification with the Mercedes.


If we are talking about racing on circuits, including urban ones, Formula E was the first World Championship to get underway at the end of February in Saudi Arabia. It has taken almost a month and a half in which F1 and MotoGP, and Extreme E, its electric brother, have also started to get back into action this weekend. He will do so by returning to the eternal city, Rome, which he had not visited since 2019 and, to celebrate, the Italian capital will host the championship with two more races and a great novelty: its circuit.

Because it is in the same place, to the south of the city, around the Palacio de Congresos and the Obelisco de Marconi, which is its greatest hallmark, but it has little to do with the route on which two seasons were run. For this, it has undergone important modifications that increase its distance to 3,385 km, which make it the second longest circuit in the history of the FE after the one in Beijing, and its number of corners until 19 o'clock. first sector and the end of the last, appears to be much faster and will pose a new challenge for everyone.

For everyone, starting with frontman Nick de Vries. The Dutch Mercedes driver was the one who stopped better from the opening double at Diriyah, where he was undoubtedly the fastest of the weekend, with pole and victory in the first race and a ninth place plus the fastest lap in the second. Thus, he arrives with a seven-point advantage over Bird, who won the second round with the Jaguar, and ten over the Virgin de Frijns. They are the only ones who exceed 20 points because Mortara, the fourth, has 18, but this has only just begun.This is the schedule

Other leading names in the championship, such as Da Costa and Vergne, the last champions with DS Techeetah, still have many races ahead to show themselves. How many? It is not yet clearly known ... Because seeing what happened in 2020 with so much cancellation, the FE prefers to ensure its calendar step by step. At the moment, only six more races are confirmed and thanks to the fact that Valencia will also be a double date at the end of the month. Then there will be Monaco, Morocco, Chile (with a double) and what is to come: more Europe, Asia, America ... 444 444

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