Rokit Formula-E racing team makes podium again.

Rokit Venturi Racing Powers to the Podium at the Puebla E-Prix

ROKiT Venturi Racing reunited with the podium in Puebla


SOURCE: Roket Venturi Racing

ROKiT Venturi Racing kick-started the second-half of Season 7 with a bang by powering to the podium in Puebla, Mexico, taking silverware for a second time in the current campaign.

As the second purpose-built circuit on the Season 7 calendar, the 2.93-kilometre venue posed a fresh challenge, and promising pace over the course of practice preceded qualifying for the first-leg of the double-header.

From Group 2, Edoardo Mortara progressed to the Super Pole shootout to take P6 on the grid while a mistake for team-mate Norman Nato left the Frenchman down in P19.

When the eighth round of the season got underway, both Edo and Norman made immediate gains, advancing to P5 and P15 respectively before a safety car halted proceedings at the end of lap 1.

Throughout the race, Attack Mode was the key strategy decider and a large time loss upon activation meant that the timing of its deployment was crucial to success.

With 30-minutes + 1 lap remaining, Edo rolled the dice by activating the power boost device, dropping down to P8 before fighting forward to P4 with his eyes set on the podium

As the race progressed, the Swiss-Italian racer was flirting with a place inside the top three and a second safety car with 17-minutes + 1 lap to go played into Edo's advantage.

Locked in a strategic fight with both BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers, Edo moved up to P3 by clearing Jake Dennis before diving past Maximilian Guenther in Turn 1 for P2.

After using energy aggressively over the first part of the race, Edo switched his focus to careful management in the closing stages, coming under pressure from Audi team-mates Lucas di Grassi and Rene Rast.

With one-minute remaining, Edo was overtaken by the Brazilian-German pairing and took the chequered flag in P4.

A technical infraction for provisional winner Pascal Wehrlein meant that the Porsche driver was disqualified, however, and this promoted Edo to P3 the fourth podium of his Formula E career.

Following on from his mistake in qualifying, Norman took P14 at the flag, 2.6-seconds shy of the top 10.

First Published: 2021-06-20

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