The first ever Formula E in Rome was victorious for DS Virgin Racing's driver Sam Bird, who said after he took a checkered flag on Circuito Cittadino Dell'EUR: "It wasn't easy but congratulations to everyone. To get the first win in Rome is amazing - this was always going to be a historic race."

Bird was closely followed by reigning champion Lucas di Grassi and Andre Lotterer, who reached the podium for the second time.

Sam Bird started the race at second place after the pole position holder Felix Rosenquist, who held first place until the 23. lap, when he crashed his car at the curb and was forced out of the race. Then Bird and Mitch Evans started to battle for the first place, but di Grassi made use of a Fanboost, which was voted by the fans for him and Buemi, and secured himself second place.

Then the battle was up for the third place between Mitch Evans and Andre Lotterer, but Evans at the end lost almost all of his energy and limped to the finish line finishing on the ninth place at the end, so third place was safe for Lotterer.

April 14, 2018 Driving photo: FIA Formula E

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