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Monaco’s Venturi explodes into a battle for the E-Prix Championship for both drivers and teams

Overcoming difficulties at the final venues in Rome and Monaco, ROKiT Venturi Racing won in the first half of the 2022 Berlin E-Prix after Edoardo Mortara started from pole position at the Tempelhof circuit.

By defeating Mahindra driver Alexander Sims in 0.137 seconds, Edo took his first pole position in Formula E and the first pole position in ROKiT Ventury Racing since London E-Prix in 2015.

At the start of the race, Edo won a strong escape from the front row and proceeded to Turn 1, where Lucas di Grassi fell to 14th place before passing through the field.

Edo maintained his lead at the beginning of the field, activating his first attack mode with 22 minutes remaining and falling to second place before repassing Lotterer one lap later. After a slow puncture, Lucas was forced into a pit stop and then retired from the race, leaving Edo as the only challenger for ROKiT Venturi Racing.

Edo, who chose to overcut Stoffel Vandoorne and Andre Lotterer in his racing strategy, re-passed the pair with only seven minutes left after the last activation of attack mode.

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Despite faced pressure from behind, the Swiss-Italian defended his lead, extending his advantage to 1.787 seconds on the closing lap, winning his fourth and second season victory in Formula E. I put it in.

Edo scored 28 points and was fourth in the World Drivers Championship with 77 points, while ROKiT Venturi Racing was third in the team’s ranking with 114 points.

Doubleheader second race

After winning Race 1, Monaco’s Marque continued to show his promise, surpassing both practice sessions in the German capital on Sunday morning.

Edo solidified his position in qualifying, defeating Robin Frijns in 0.498 seconds, scoring two consecutive victories and three points.

At the start of the race, Edo managed to defend against the front row starter Fridins, but fell to second place following a dive from De Vries to Turn One. Lucas, on the other hand, made steady progress from the third row (6th), overtaking Antonio Felix da Costa and quickly entering the top five.

As the race progressed and the strategy evolved, Edo regained the lead, Lucas moved up to 3rd place, and De Vries, Andre Lotterer and Flynes activated attack mode with 34 minutes remaining.

The Venturi duo fell to 5th and 6th when E-Prix’s only attack mode was activated in the 16th minute.

Amazing doubleheader success at ROKiT Venturi Score Berlin E-PrixAmazing doubleheader success at ROKiT Venturi Score Berlin E-Prix
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After that, Edo and Lucas opened the field and cleared Lotterer, Stoffel Vandoorne and Dakosta to take 2nd and 3rd place.

Despite recording the fastest lap of the race, Edo was unable to approach De Vries and pass, but secured second place when the checkered flag was waved in the German capital.

At the last moment, Lucas unfortunately lost his track position to Bandoon, scoring 12 points and finishing 4th overall. As a result, Edo Mortara moved up to 2nd place in the World Drivers Championship, and ROKiT Venturi Racing, which scored a total of 62 points over the weekend, came in 2nd place in the team’s ranking, scoring 148 points in 8 races.

Formula E’s Season 8 campaign will resume on June 4, 2022 for the first Jakarta E-Prix in Indonesia. ‍

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