Stoffel Vandoorne: “It is a very long time since we final raced on a correct road circuit” – The Checkered Flag

Stoffel Vandoorne says it’s thrilling to be racing round a real road circuit this weekend in Rome because the FIA System E championship takes to the Italian capital for the second spherical of the season.

The Mercedes-EG System E Staff driver scored solely 4 factors throughout the 2 races in Saudi Arabia on the finish of February and sits a lowly fifteenth within the championship standings because of this, however the Belgian is prepared for the problem of the Rome ePrix this weekend.

The season-opening Diriyah ePrix and the 2019-20 season nearer in Berlin had been on makeshift circuits, however Rome gives a a lot totally different problem as it’s on true streets of town.

“I’m actually excited to be going again to Rome, not least as a result of it’s a very long time since we final raced on a correct road circuit,” stated Vandoorne.  

“We’ve clearly had Berlin and Diriyah within the meantime, however they’ve barely totally different traits from the actual road circuits like Rome.  So, it’s much more thrilling to be again on this kind of monitor.”

Vandoorne says he has nice recollections of racing across the streets of Rome, having taken his maiden podium in System E there while racing with HWA Racelab within the 2018-19 season.

Nevertheless, he is aware of this weekend goes to be extraordinarily difficult, with a barely totally different monitor format and two races to deal with.

“I clearly have nice recollections from Rome the place I scored my first podium in System E, and it’s one in all my favorite tracks,” stated the Belgian.  “Nevertheless, the monitor format this 12 months is just a little bit totally different from the way in which it was in Season 5.

“It’s a really difficult one as properly, with a really bumpy floor by the seems to be of it, however that is what System E is all about. It’s important to grasp the challenges and the troublesome circumstances. The identical goes for the format of the weekend.

“We’ve two very busy days, the place all of the follow classes, qualifying and race will probably be on the identical day, on each Saturday and Sunday. It’s going to be one other busy one, however after Diriyah it is going to simply be good to be again within the automobile and hit the highway once more.”

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