FE | Rome E-Prix 2022 | Last edition winner Vergne sets the pole for the final race
After a great performance for the whole weekend, DS TECHEETAH’s Jean-Eric Vergne conquered the Julius Baer Pole Position
Jean-Eric Vergne is ready to conquer Rome again. The DS TECHEETAH driver gets on pole after being the first in FP3 as well, showing a great pace and a super feeling with Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR.
#FANBOOST is open again! 7 weeks has been too long! 2 races, 2 opportunities to score strong point 💫https://t.co/VyTi7k7xf9#MichelinMotorsport #MichelinPilotSportEV #ABBFormulaE #DSAutomobiles #DSTecheetah #DSPerformance #RomeEPrix #JEV25 pic.twitter.com/6K60S7UEk7— Jean-Eric Vergne (@JeanEricVergne) April 6, 2022
The Frenchman won his 14th Pole Position is Rome thanks to a lap time of 1.38.268, just 0.221 seconds ahead of Dennis. The third classified is TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team's Andre Lotterer, who put behind the winner of yesterday’s race: Jaguar TCS Racing's Mitch Evans.
The faster of the initial groups was Envision Racing’s Robin Frijns, who topped the others scoring a time of 1.39.416s. He seemed ready to repeat the good performance of yesterday’s Qualifying, passing to the Quarters with Vandoorne, Evans – who eliminated his teammate Bird –, Lotterer and Werhlein.
These Quali didn’t lack of surprises, as Mortara and de Vries have been cut off. The Dutch will have to start the race with a three-places penalty on the grid to expiate yesterday’s race collision.
During the Quarters, Robin Frijns engaged a duel with Vergne, resulting into the first head-to-head of the Quarters. The Frenchman won over the Envision Racing driver for 0.085 seconds.
In the meanwhile, TAG Heuer Porsche Lotterer was fighting again Round 4 poleman Vandoorne, putting him out of the Semis.
Porsche’s Wehrlein had to give up to Avalanche Andretti's Jake Dennis, who posted a super lap of 1.38.225.
The last one to pass to the Semis has been Round 4 winner Mitch Evans, who put out his teammate Bird with the fastest time of the whole weekend, 1.38.127.
The Semis opened with a battle between two former teammates Vergne and Lotterer, with Lotterer clipping the kerb, leaving Vergne managing to go through the Finals.
The last part of the show has been set by Jaguar TCS Racing's Mitch Evans and Andretti’s Dennis. Both drivers scored two of the quickest laps of the weekend but in the end, Dennis managed to put out Evans and joined Vergne for the finals, that he lost against the DS TECHEETAH driver.