Time.news – Jean-Éric Vergne driving one of the two single-seaters of the DS Techeetah tram won the first of the two Formula E Grand Prix scheduled for Saturday and Sunday on the Eur city track.

The victory of Vergne, two-time world champion in the category, came at the end of a close battle with Lucas Di Grassi, Sam Bird (second) and Mitchell Evans (third), with overtaking shots on the straights of the Tre Fontane and in the curves immediately after the Square Colosseum.

Former world champion Di Grassi, two minutes from the end of the regular 45 minutes of the race, suffered a breakdown while he was in the lead and after leading the race for long stretches. Exciting race characterized by light rain and many contacts between the cars.

The electric single-seaters that sped through the deserted streets of the EUR under a light rain, in the shadow of the monumental buildings of the neighborhood, are the snapshot of the attempt to restart the great events during the Covid pandemic.

Mayor Virginia Raggi satisfied with the event: “This year there is no public and the whole environment is a ‘bubble’. But at this moment we cannot stop our activities. We must learn to live with the virus and with the new rules, to start over slowly, we absolutely have to do it. Hosting this event is an important moment: it means that we are able to respect the rules and give a great signal to restart “.

Sunday is repeated with round 2. The pandemic, in fact, has led to the cancellation of some GPs, so where possible (in Rome as in Valencia) we run twice.

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