Formula E

Rome ePrix Free Practice 2 session red-flagged due to displaced curb

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Credit: FIA Formula E

Maximilian Günther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) led the second free practice session for the 2021 Rome E-Prix with a 1:39.517, followed by Mercedes-Benz EQ team-mates Nyck De Vries (1:39.709) and Stoffel Vandoorne (1:39.900).

A red flag immobilised the session for thirty minutes following a displaced curb in the chicane of Turn Twelve and Thirteen. The plastic cover that protects the concrete edge came loose with the vibrations of the Formula E cars. Scott Elkins, the Formula E race director, declared the session to be over at 11:08 and announced the curb would be replaced by a wall, as the repairs would not have been done in time for qualifying to start.

Following the heavy crash at the end of Free Practice 1, Jean-Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah Formula E Team), Oliver Turvey (NIO 333 FE Team) and Jake Dennis (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) did not take part in the session. Neither did Tom Blomqvist (NIO 333 FE Team) following his solo crash earlier in the day.

Qualifying and Super Pole for the 2021 Rome E-Prix will start at 12:00 local time (12:00 CET and 11:00 BST).

POS.NO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME/GAP
128Maximilian GuntherGERBMW i Andretti Motorsport1:39.517
217Nyck de VriesNEDMercedes-EQ Formula E Team+0.192
35Stoffel VandoorneBELMercedes-EQ Formula E Team+0.383
422Oliver RowlandGBRNissan e.DAMS+0.407
56Nico MullerCHEDragon/Penske Autosport+0.444
637Nick CassidyNZLEnvision Virgin Racing+0.525
720Mitch EvansNZLJaguar Racing+0.715
899Pascal WehrleinGERTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team+1.013
910Sam BirdGBRJaguar Racing+1.478
1013Antonio Felix da CostaPORDS Techeetah+1.568
1123Sebastien BuemiCHENissan e.DAMS+2.034
1211Lucas di GrassiBRZAudi Sport Abt Schaeffler+2.174
137Sergio Sette CamaraBRZDragon/Penske Autosport+2.407
1433Rene RastGERAudi Sport Abt Schaeffler+2.510
1594Alex LynnGBRMahindra Racing+3.089
1629Alexander SimsGBRMahindra Racing+3.745
1771Norman NatoFRAROKIT Venturi Racing+3.760
1848Edoardo MortaraCHEROKIT Venturi Racing+4.845
1936Andre LottererGERTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team+11.582
204Robin FrijnsNEDEnvision Virgin Racing+16.640
218Oliver TurveyGBRNIO 333 FE TeamNo Time
2225Jean-Eric VergneFRADS TecheetahNo Time
2327Jake DennisGBRBMW i Andretti MotorsportNo Time
2488Tom BlomqvistGBRNIO 333 FE TeamNo Time
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