Edoardo Mortara had mixed results during the Rome E-Prix two weeks ago, with a first race retirement being followed by a fourth place in race two. The result moved him into seventh place in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship drivers’ standings.
The ROKiT Venturi Racing driver felt the Rome weekend was good for the team, even though the results there didn’t merit their performance, but he is hoping for better luck and another strong weekend this time around at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, the host of the Valencia E-Prix.
Mortara says the positioning of the Attack Mode at turn eight will make things interesting this weekend, and he expects the chicane, which will be placed on the start and finish straight as part of the circuit redesign, to be the predominant overtaking spot on-track in both races.
“Overall I think Rome was a good weekend for us as a team and I’m looking forward to returning to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo for the first time since November,” said Mortara. “Because it’s the home of pre-season testing, it’s a venue that I’m used to as a driver but changes to the second and third sector make the track quite different to the configuration we’ve driven in the past.
“The positioning of Attack Mode in Turn 8 will be very interesting and the chicane on the start-finish stretch should be a key overtaking opportunity come race day.”
Mortara will be in group two in Qualifying for the first race of the weekend on Saturday alongside Jean-Éric Vergne, Alexander Sims, defending champion António Félix da Costa, René Rast and Oliver Rowland.