The last free practice on the Rome E-Prix circuit is over. After the first E-Prix on Saturday, where Jean-Eric Vergne won, the drivers were able to take to the track today for a third free practice session. The fourth Prize of the season is scheduled for today, still in the Italian city. On a wet track, Nick Cassidy set the best time.
The New Zealand rider finally managed to register a 1: 40.107 on a wet track. After setting this time at the start of the session, the track conditions deteriorated and Cassidy’s time was out of reach. Only Maximilian Günther came within a tenth, followed by Stoffel Vandoorne at more than half a second.
Wet qualifications to come
Robin Frijns and Nyck de Vries also didn’t have a remarkable third free try. Frijns, who finished fourth yesterday, finds himself in twelfth place. De Vries himself holds eighteenth place in the last free practice. After his incident with Vandoorne on Saturday, the Dutchman will be looking to restore his league chances. He went to Rome as the leader of the championship, after his victory in the first Prize of the season.
The outlook for the day in Rome is not too good for the teams. The rain does not seem to go away quickly and qualifying will therefore take place on a wet track. So being on the right track at the right time will be very important and given the format in which Formula E operates, we might see a few more surprises today.