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Rome E-Prix: Evans makes it two wins in a row for Jaguar

Baku, April 11, AZERTAC

Mitch Evans sensationally captured a Rome E-Prix double, making a risky attack mode strategy work and beating Jean-Eric Vergne to clinch a second successive Formula E victory, according to Motorsport.

Evans had passed polesitter Vergne earlier in the race for the lead after clearing Jake Dennis and Andre Lotterer within the first seven laps, stealing a tow after the first safety car to clear the two-time champion for the lead, but an attack mode-augmented Frijns shuffled his way past Evans.

Once the two had been cleared by Vergne, Frijns re-passed Lotterer at the start of added time to collect a second trip to the podium in Rome.

Lotterer finished fourth ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne, despite earlier confusion ahead of the last safety car where Vandoorne made his move on the German at the Marconi hairpin.

Vandoorne was instructed to give the place back, which Lotterer then held through the final lap as the Belgian had to be content with fifth.

Pascal Wehrlein finished sixth, benefitting from a five-second penalty for Lucas di Grassi for contact with Dennis at Turn 4.

 

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