Alex can't help but show his enthusiasm for the upcoming double-header Formula E round in Rome, Italy. Here's a look at his strategy to master an almost new track!
I’m super motivated ahead of the Rome E-Prix, which it has recently been announced will now be a double-header event, with two races taking place on Saturday, 10th April and Sunday, 11th April. It marks the start of the three European race events in quick succession, with Valencia and Monaco then set to take place every fortnight after.
It’s exciting to get into a rhythm with the calendar like this; that’s what racing is all about and I think everyone involved prefers it when the action is like this. The championship will now gain momentum going forward and we start to get deep into the season. It is great to be able to focus on that and the competition after a long period of preparation.
Rome will be really interesting this year as it’s pretty much a new track. Although we have been to the Italian city for the past two years, the track is very different from the old configuration which will give all drivers a new challenge. I’ve been spending some time in the simulator at the factory, with my engineers, and, from the work that we’ve done, I think it’s going to be a circuit that I enjoy.
There was a jump on the old track that was a lot of fun and isn’t present on the new configuration but, while we’ve lost that feature, we’ve gained in other places. We’re heading to a very technical track that has some really tight and twisty parts with a lot of ninety-degree corners and also a very fast section. It’s right up there with some of the longest Formula E tracks and I’m sure it will provide the usual brilliant action that Formula E is known for.
From the data that we have from the work we’ve done so far this season, I firmly believe we’ve got a competitive car. So, we will head to Rome focusing on ourselves and ensuring that we produce the best weekend that we can.
I’m personally really excited that Rome has been turned into a double-header event and will now feature two races. We put in a huge amount of preparation for each event and, if we’re there, it makes sense to have a double shot at results over a weekend. Double the fun if you like!
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