El Rome ePrix, seventh round of the 2017/2018 championship of the Formula E, it had a gripping ending. Is that a mechanical breakdown ended the Swede's hopes of victory Felix rosenqvist (Mahindra Racing), who had started from pole, and led to the triumph of the British Sam bird (DS Virgin Racing).
With ten laps to go, Rosenqvist, who had been at the front of the pack since the start, was out of the race with a suspension problem after a light touch with the wall. Thus Bird crossed the finish line first followed by the Brazilian Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler) and the German Andre Lotterer (TECHEETAH).
“I honestly didn't think I was going to be in this position when I saw Felix's rhythm.”Said Bird, who had received the Pope's blessing earlier in the week at a special event organized by Formula E. “I was able to catch up towards the end of the first half, but there were some very fast cars behind me. It was a shame what happened to him, but that allowed me to win ”, togregó.
Another who was forced to defect in the epilogue was the Argentine Jose Maria Lopez (Dragon Racing). Pechito, who started from the penultimate place after being touched in the pit lane in full classification by the Portuguese Antonio Felix Da Costa (Andretti), quit with two laps to go to see the checkered flag.
The championship is led by the French Jean-Eric Vergne (TECHEETAH), who finished fifth in Rome, with 119 points. His escort is precisely Bird with 101 units. The next date will be in two weeks on the streets of Paris.