Formula E returns with a double-header through city streets at the Rome E-Prix. Will we see a 4th different winner to start the season?
After a nearly two-month pause, Season 8 is back as Formula E arrives at the Rome E-Prix. The start of the season was true to Formula E’s ethos of competitive balance. The first three rounds saw three different pole sitters, three different race winners and nine different drivers on the podium. That’s left both championships wonderfully poised.
In the Driver’s Championship Edoardo Mortara leads with 43 points, the top nine are within 19 points of each other. Meanwhile, in the Constructor’s Championship ROKiT Venturi, Mercedes-EQ, & Porsche are separated by just eight points. On the other end of the spectrum, former champ Sébastien Buemi has just four points, former F1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi has yet to come to grips with his new series (0 points) and Jaguar will be disappointed sitting 7th after the opening three races.
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Round 4 (Saturday)
- Practice 1: Saturday 4/9 – 1:10 am on Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App & at 1:25 am on CBS Sports HQ.
- Practice 2: Saturday 4/9 – 2:55 am on Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App & at 3:05 am on CBS Sports HQ.
- Qualifying: Saturday 4/9 – 4:30 am on CBS Sports HQ.
- E-Prix: Saturday 4/9 – 8:30 am on CBS Sports HQ & CBS Sports Network.
Round 5 (Sunday)
- Practice 3: Sunday 4/10 – 2:25 am on CBS Sports HQ, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Qualifying: Sunday 4/10 – 4:30 am on CBS Sports HQ.
- E-Prix: Sunday 4/10 – 8:30 am on CBS Sports HQ & CBS Sports Network.
Are you ready to see our drivers do battle around the streets of Rome this weekend? 🇮🇹⚡️
— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) April 4, 2022
Refresh your memory ahead of the #RomeEPrix!
Here's how things currently look in the championship standings 👀👇 pic.twitter.com/cT9hQNmO0D
— ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (@FIAFormulaE) April 3, 2022
Saturday kicks off the first of three races in April and five European rounds in a row. How might the two Championship standings look at the conclusion of round 8 in Berlin? After a 1-2 finish to open the season, can Mercedes regroup from their relative struggles from rounds two and three? Can Giovinazzi use the home support to land his first Formula E points? A big weekend by a driver or team could see a number of them jump to a sizeable lead. Thus, is the exciting dynamic of a weekend double-header!