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  1. How is the Championship shaping up?

    With seven different winners in seven different races, the top of the drivers' Championship remains tightly congested with six races left.

    Mahindra Racing's Jerome d’Ambrosio, who won the second race of the season, tops the Championship standings with a slender one-point lead over BMW I Andretti’s Antonio Felix Da Costa, while German driver Andre Lotterer of DS Techeetah sits in third.

    Reigning champion Jean-Éric Vergne will hope for a success on his home track, the Frenchman currently finds himself seventh in the standings with 54 points, his only victory this season coming at Sanya.

    Great Britain's Sam Bird hit an outside wall early on in Rome after a tussle with Dragon Racing's Jose Maria Lopez. The Envision Virgin has suffered tough luck recently after being stripped of the race victory in Hong Kong due to a penalty and then crashing out in Sanya on the first lap. He currently sits eighth in the standings.

    The other British representatives – Oliver Rowland, Alexander Sims, Oliver Turvey and Gary Paffett – sit in 12th, 15th, 17th and 18th places respectively.

    Formula E Drivers' Championship standings
  2. Welcome win for Jaguar

    New Zealand’s Mitch Evans of Jaguar saluted his first win in Formula E in Rome – a win that was also the Big Cat’s first win in the three seasons of the series and a rare victory for the British manufacturer.

    Evans himself is an ever-present for Jaguar in their last 31 races, notching 18 top-10 finishes. His previous best had come in last season’s second Hong Kong race, when he scored third place.

    "It's a little later than we'd have liked but we'll take it and crack on with the championship,” said Evans, now fourth in the title race and just four points off the lead. “The guys have been working so hard back at the factory.”

    Jaguar’s previous travails in Formula E have included Evan setting the fast lap in Berlin two years ago before having to retire, and the same driver suffering engine management issues at Rome last year.

  3. Vergne wants consistency from the stewards

    Reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne was left confused and bitter after being relegated from seventh to 14th place in Rome last time out.

    Vergne was given a drive-through penalty for overtaking under full course yellow flags, and lost seven places when this was converted to a post-race time penalty.

    “I’d have had no problem if they told me I have to give back the position,” he told FormulaSpy. “I would have done that but no one told me to. I would never do something that cost me so many points.”

    Vergne argued that the same thing happened to him in Mexico – when three cars passed him under FCY conditions, but that none of the cars that did so were penalised.

    “I asked the stewards, they said it was fine. So [in Rome] I went straight on the radio asking if it was fine, the team said it was.

    “When I explained in the steward’s room what happened in Mexico, the steward said ‘I don’t know, I wasn’t in Mexico’. It’s something that’s very hard to take as a driver.”

  4. What happened in Rome?

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    Video caption: Formula E recap: Mitch Evans takes victory after second-lap chaos

    Mitch Evans became the seventh winner in seven Formula E races as he claimed victory in a chaotic Rome E-Prix.

    The race was delayed for 45 minutes after a second-lap crash, in which Dragon Racing's Jose Maria Lopez slid into a wall and blocked the circuit.

    Evans and Andre Lotterer fought for the lead after the resumption, but Evans was ultimately able to secure a first Formula E win for Jaguar.

    Championship leader Antonio Felix da Costa finished ninth.

    Britain's Oliver Rowland secured a sixth-place finish.

    Read the full report here.

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    Video caption: Total Gridlock - Red flag on lap two after multi-car pile-up
  5. How can I watch Formula E?

    Follow all the action from every race of the new ABB FIA Formula E Championship across the BBC.

    The championship consists of 11 teams and 22 drivers competing over 13 races, finishing with a double-header in New York.

    Live coverage will be available to watch on the Red Button, Connected TV, BBC Sport website, mobile app and the BBC iPlayer.

    27 April – Paris, France

    14:30-16:30, Race, Connected TV and online

    23:00-01:00, Race replay, BBC Red Button

    11 May – Monaco

    25 May – Berlin, Germany

    22 June – Bern, Switzerland

    13 July – New York, USA

    14 July – New York, USA

  6. What is Formula E?

    The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first all-electric single seater series and is in its fifth season of competition.

    The 13-race calendar started in December and will run until July, finishing with two races in two days in New York City.

    A new car has been introduced this season that has a longer battery life, eliminating the need to change cars during the race, while BMW and Nissan have joined the rapidly growing list of manufacturers.

    The 45-minute long races feature a number of ways to add extra excitement, with drivers able to use ‘Attack Mode’ and ‘Fan Boost’ to help overtaking while there are bonus points for pole position and fastest lap.

    Formula E cars