FACTS AND STATS: Italian heroes, tight racing and pole or no pole?

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FACTS AND STATS: Italian heroes, tight racing and pole or no pole?

We're back in Rome; a drivers' favourite and always a classic. Here's what to expect from the Hankook Rome E-Prix in numbers.

Rome e prix

- Five Italian drivers have raced in Formula E (Jarno Trulli, Michela Cerruti, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Luca Filippi and Antonio Giovinazzi). Both Filippi and Giovinazzi have raced in Rome, with Filipi having claimed a best result around Rome (13th, Season 4)

- The 19-turn Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR is the longest circuit of the season at 3.385 kilometres in length (and only behind Beijing in terms of the length of any circuit in Formula E history)

- Rome has never been won from pole, with the polesitters having had the same number of retirements as podium finishes (3)

- Races around Rome have always produced close finishes, with five of the six races having been won by less than one second


- After contact ahead of him, Sergio Sette Camara gained seven places on the opening lap of Race 1 around Rome last season (equalling the most positions gained on Lap 1 across the last four seasons)

- In Race 2 last season, Oliver Turvey gained 15 places on his way to a points finish, which was the most positions gained by any driver in a single race in 2021/22

- The Season 1 Berlin E-Prix is the only Formula E race in which two Italian drivers scored points, with Jarno Trulli taking three points for pole position and Vitantonio Liuzzi taking ninth place

- For the first time, the Hankook Rome E-Prix will take place in July, with the six previous races around the Italian capital having all taken place in April

- This weekend’s E-Prix will be the third time that Rome has hosted a double-header


- After each of the last three Rome E-Prix weekends, the gap at the top of the Driver’s standings has been four points or less. With the current gap being only one point between Jake Dennis and Nick Cassidy, this streak could continue this season

- Last season, Mitch Evans claimed victory for both races in Rome, making the Kiwi only one of five drivers to have won both races in a double-header

- Evans started Race 1 last season from ninth place on the grid, which is the lowest position at driver has won from in Rome

- Race 2 of last season’s E-Prix is one of only two races since the start of Season 3 in which both NIO 333 drivers finished in the top 10. Oliver Turvey finished in seventh and Dan Ticktum finished in 10th place

- Due to an early red flag delay, the Season 5 Rome E-Prix holds the record for the longest Formula E race, with the race clocking in at 1 hour 33 minutes and 51 seconds]


- Two seasons later, Race 2 for the Season 7 Rome E-Prix was the shortest Formula E race in terms of laps, with there being only 23 laps before the checkered flag

- Every race around Rome has seen the appearance of either the Full Course Yellow or the Safety Car

- In Rome, the race winner has come from an average grid position of 4.3. Marrakesh is the only city to have hosted Formula E in multiple seasons to have a higher average (4.6).

- Mitch Evans has scored 101 points across the six races in Rome. Only seven drivers have scored over 100 points in a single city