The FIA Formula E Championship have announced that next year inaugural Rome EPrix will take place in the EUR (Esposizione Universale Roma) district of Rome, and will pass the Obelisco di Marconi, against the backdrop of the iconic Colosseo Quadrato.
The event announcing the track was attended by the three Formula E champions, Nelson Piquet Jr, Sebastien Buemi and Lucas Di Grassi as well as local favourite and NIO rookie, Luca Filippi, Formula E CEO, Alejandro Agag, Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi and EUR SpA Chairman Roberto Diacetti.
“I’m excited to be here today to present the first-ever E-Prix in Rome,” said Agag. “Meeting, seeing and hearing the Formula E cars on the streets of a place like Rome, for me, will be a truly unforgettable experience.” He also commented that he expects the track to be “challenging for the drivers.”
Mayor Raggi said “the E-Prix will have a positive economic impact, bringing investments and benefits to the city with its legacy programme, such as new streets and electric charging stations.”
“Today we’ve finally managed to determine the right conditions that will bring the great show of electric cars on the city’s EUR circuit…It’s a personal satisfaction and a team result,” said Diacetti.
The inaugural Rome EPrix takes place on April 14th 2018.