04 Apr 20

CLASSIC RACE: 2019 Rome E-Prix - the ruckus in Roma

As today would have been the 2020 Rome E-Prix we're bringing you last season's edge-of-the-seat battle for the victory, as Andre Lotterer and Mitch Evans duel it out for their first-ever win in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship

Going into the race it was Andre Lotterer in the DS Techeetah starting in pole position with Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans lining up alongside him on the front row.

Qualifying also saw some surprises with the main title contenders all starting down the order and the Geox Dragon pairing of Jose Maria Lopez and Maximilian Guenther right up at the sharp end of the grid in third and fifth respectively.

From the start, it was Andre Lotterer getting the holeshot and pulling away with Mitch Evans in hot pursuit, but chaos in the bus-stop chicane brought a halt to the proceedings with a huge pile-up taking out a large portion of the grid, including reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) wedged under the car of Gary Paffett (HWA Racelab).

Andre Lotterer leading the field with Mitch Evans and Stoffel Vandoorne following

Restarting under Safety Car conditions it was back to city street racing action with Andre Lotterer and Mitch Evans running away from the field, with the Panasonic Jaguar Racing man all over the back of Lotterer and fan-favourite Stoffel Vandoorne (HWA Racelab) also in shot.

Two drivers going all-out in a battle for their first win - in a fitting location, the 2019 Geox Rome E-Prix was a true gladiatorial battle at the original home of street fighting. See an in-depth analysis of the race from Mitch Evans and the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team on the Formula E YouTube channel.

See the full results and stats from the 2019 Rome E-Prix