FP2: Rome expert Evans hits the top

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FP2: Rome expert Evans hits the top

Three-time Rome race winner Mitch Evans (Jaguar TCS Racing) closed out Free Practice 2 with a meteoric 1m37.881s firing him to the top of the timesheets and almost half-a-second inside last year's pole time at the 19-turn 3.385km Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR.

Evans top FP2 Rome Formula E

It was another hot start for the Formula E grid, as they get their final practice session in before qualifying for the Hankook Rome E-Prix. Several drivers were using the 30 minute session to explore the limits of the circuit, with a few early yellow flags for offs at Turn 7. The likes of Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans, and both the NIO 333 drivers found themselves doing a 180 degree spin down the escape road.

Evans had already gone quickest before he embarked on his final lap as the timer expired in the session. He went another four-tenths quicker than his previous best, and wound up 0.613 seconds up on next fastest, standings leader Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti).

RESULTS: The full FP2 classification

Fifth yesterday in FP1, and now top in FP2 - things are looking good for Evans, who did the double in the Italian capital last season. Antonio Felix da Costa was the quickest of the TAG Heuer Porsche duo, after his teammate rounded out FP1 quickest. The Season 6 champion ended up third, just ahead of Pascal Wehrlein in fourth.

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Maserati MSG Racing's Edo Mortara managed fifth with the team looking to hark back to three wins on the spin in the 1930s in Rome from 1931-33 - the first at the hands of founder Ernesto Maserati. Andre Lotterer (Avalanche Andretti) rounded out the top six.

It was another hot start for the Formula E grid, as they get their final practice session in before qualifying for the Rome E-Prix. Several drivers were using the 30 minute session to explore the limits of the circuit, with a few early yellow flags for offs at Turn 7. The likes of Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans, and both the NIO 333 drivers found themselves doing a 180 degree spin down the escape road.

Portland winner Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing) found himself with work to do in 15th, following up on just 12th yesterday in FP1. The Kiwi is just a point behind Dennis in the standings, and with his rivals all inside the top four in FP2, Cassidy will have a little more pressure on his shoulders to deliver in qualifying.

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