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.