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Formula E

Evans takes spectacular win to complete Rome E-Prix double victory

The second Formula E race of the weekend proved to be just as successful as the first for Mitch Evans, with the Jaguar driver taking back-to-back wins in both events.

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Mitch Evans has taken his fourth-ever Formula E win just one day after clinching his third, having completed a double victory at the 2022 Rome E-Prix.

After surging to P1 in Saturday's race from ninth on the grid, the New Zealand-born driver performed well in qualifying for Sunday's event. He set the fourth fastest time of the session, whilst Jean-Eric Vergne secured pole position.

Between them were Jake Dennis in second and Andre Lotterer in P3.

Meanwhile, Saturday's pole-sitter Stoffel Vandoorne started from eighth, with Mercedes-EQ teammate Nyck de Vries down in 13th.

Another strong performance from Evans

After an eventful start to Saturday's E-Prix, Sunday's got underway in much calmer fashion. Vergne led the pack away, whilst Lotterer initially overtook Dennis to go up to second, before the British driver retook the position later in the lap.

However, Lotterer eventually found his way back into P2, resulting in Dennis losing ground to Evans. The Jaguar driver was able to find a way past to take third.

Further back, it was not to be a successful home event for former F1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi, with the Dragon/Penske Autosport car stopping on the track. This led to a Safety Car period.

When this ended with 24 minutes remaining on the clock, Evans took the opportunity to overtake Vergne into Turn 4 to take the lead of the race. Dennis also lost out after the Safety Car, and fell down the order to seventh.

Meanwhile, Envision's Robin Frijns had made his way through the field, and used Attack Mode to challenge Evans for the lead at Turn 7. Lotterer also benefited from Attack Mode himself, and came through to overtake Frijns for P1.

However, following another Safety Car period - this time to recover Alexander Sims' car following a spin into Turn 14 - the German saw his chances of a debut Formula E victory slip away.

Evans had saved his Attack Mode for the closing laps of the race, and as such was able to use this to get ahead of Lotterer. Behind him, Vergne overtook the Porsche driver to slip into P2, and Lotterer lost another place to Frijns in third.

There was a final Safety Car stint before the end of the E-Prix, leading to a one-lap dash to the flag. Evans was able to hold on, allowing the Jaguar driver to take back-to-back wins on the streets of Rome.

This has pushed him up to fourth in the Driver Standings, whilst Vergne now leads.

2022 Rome E-Prix Results

Position Driver Team
1 Evans Jaguar TCS Racing
2 Vergne DS Techeetah
3 Frijns Envision Racing
4 Lotterer Porsche
5 Vandoorne Mercedes-EQ
6 Wehrlein Porsche
7 Turvey NIO 333
8 di Grassi ROKiT Venturi Racing
9 Buemi Nissan e.dams
10 Askew Avalanche Andretti

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