Alexander Sims is expecting a spectacular Rome ePrix weekend thanks to its new layout for 2021, and the Briton feels it should offer the chance of good racing and many chances of overtaking.
The Mahindra Racing driver had mixed results in the season-opening Diriyah ePrix in Saudi Arabia at the end of February, with a seventh-place finish in race on being followed by a fifteenth place in race two. Sims heads to Rome thirteenth in the Drivers’ Championship standings.
Sims says energy recovery is likely to be difficult on the Rome circuit, so he is expecting to lift and coast a lot throughout the two races, with his aim to score good points and bring himself further up the standings this weekend.
“The old Rome track was pretty cool, but this looks even more impressive; particularly the uphill sweeping section which is really high speed,” said Sims on the official Mahindra Racing website. “In qualifying mode that should be pretty spectacular from the driver’s point of view.
“That, mixed with a lot of technical sections should provide decent racing and overtaking opportunities. It looks like it will be pretty tough on energy, so we’ll have to do a decent amount of coasting and re-gen which is always good for close racing.
“It’s really difficult to know what to expect, but if we can get some decent points that’s really what I’m after for every race this season.”