The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to Southern Europe for rounds 13 and 14.
This weekend’s double header will mark the fifth time that the series finds itself competing in the historic city. Situated on the southwest corner of the Italian capital, the 2023 Hankook Rome E-Prix will see the Gen 3 cars battle it out around the streets of EUR, this Saturday, July 15th and Sunday, July 16th at 3:00pm (local time).
With only four races to go, the DS PENSKE squad has been busy preparing for this double-header event. The crew worked hard to prepare each component of the car to maximize the chances for Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Éric Vergne to win this weekend. The Frenchman remains 5th in the Drivers’ Championship with his title hopes truly intact.
The Team is also pleased to have the 2020 and 2021 FIA WTCR Champion, Yann Ehrlacher behind the wheel of the DS E-TENSE FE23 for the 30 min test practice ahead of the Rome E-Prix on Friday, July 14th, 2023.
One of the biggest challenges for the team and drivers on and off track will prove to be the unusually high summer temperatures and as always the uneven racing surface.
The Circuito Cittadino dell’ EUR is a favorite among the fans and drivers. Both DS PENSKE drivers are determined to deliver true street racing and show no mercy to bring the trophy home, not once but twice.
Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning Formula E world champion
‘Very excited to be in Rome at one of my favourite tracks!
With four races left, it is very important for us to achieve points. Rome is a great opportunity as it is a nice track, especially for overtaking. I was fast here last year, and my main objective is to put myself in the best position to score maximum points this Saturday and Sunday.’
Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019
‘I am very much looking forward to the races this weekend in Rome! The track is amazing, very challenging and made for great racing. Almost the end of the Season 9, the stakes are high for us and I can tell you that we will be fighting hard!’
The track – stats:
3.380 km track length
Race laps Saturday: 25 laps
Sunday: 24 laps
Race start time: 3h04”pm (local time)