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All roads lead to Rome: Hankook and Formula E travel to Italy for a double-header

All roads lead to Rome: Hankook and Formula E travel to Italy for a double-header

The “Eternal City” hosts the penultimate round of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E World Championship from 14th to 16th July. It is crunch time in the title race at the Hankook Rome E-Prix, which takes place to the south of the city with a population of 2.8 million. Just 16 points separate the top three drivers. Mathematically, a remarkable 12 racers can still dream of winning the title. Rome has featured on the Formula E calendar since 2018 and welcomes the fully-electric series for the fifth time. Two years ago, the layout was adapted to make the race distance longer. The double-header takes place at the 3.380-kilometre Circuito Cittadino dell´EUR, in the EUR district of the city (Esposizione Universale di Roma). As at the season-opener in Mexico City, Hankook is also title sponsor in Rome and at the grand finale in London, where the new world champion will be crowned. At both race weekends, the drivers again start on the Hankook iON Race with tread grooves in the colourful Hankook Orange and iON Blue.

Manfred Sandbichler, Hankook Motorsport Director: “The street circuit in Rome will be a real test for our premium product, the Hankook iON Race, as supports the drivers with the best possible grip and high performance. As well as the heat, with temperatures anticipated to be well above 30 degrees, the technically demanding circuit also has very bumpy asphalt, big changes in elevation, and many 90-degree corners. These are all components that the Hankook iON Race has already successfully mastered in Season 9. The track is bordered by walls in places and does not forgive any mistakes from the drivers.”

Britain’s Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti Formula E) is the new overall leader on 154 points, having finished runner-up and claimed three bonus points for pole position in Portland. Dennis travels to the Italian capital with a slender one-point lead over New Zealander Nick Cassidy (Envision Racing), who was victorious in the USA. Germany’s Pascal Wehrlein (TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team) is third with 138 points.

For decades, Hankook has been one of the first ports of call when it comes to international motorsport. Hankook supplies its race tyres to globally-renowned series, high-class junior formats and popular grassroot events. With new collaborations and partnerships, the company is constantly enhancing its status as a global player on the motorsport scene. Since the 2023 season, Hankook has been the new and exclusive technical partner and tyre supplier of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. In close cooperation with Formula E, the iON Race was developed for the world championship. Roughly 30 percent of the high-performance tyre is made of sustainable materials. With this commitment, Hankook is taking another pioneering step towards energy efficiency and sustainability in motorsport. The premium tyre maker has also agreed a further collaboration with Italian sports car manufacturer Lamborghini Squadra Corse and has been official technical partner and exclusive tyre supplier of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo since 2023. Hankook’s portfolio covers a broad spectrum. This includes the 24H Series powered by Hankook, one of the most prestigious endurance series in the world, as well as the FIA ERC4 Junior Championship on the rally scene. Hankook also supports popular touring car championship TCR Italy, many high-class one-make cups for a wide range of renowned manufacturers, junior single-seater series, and assorted international racing events with race tyres and technical know-how.

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