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Formula E meets eternal city: first details on Rome

Formula E has arrived in the Eternal City of Rome at last. A 2.8km-track in the South of the Italian capital will await the drivers in April 2018.

Back in 2012 when Formula E was in the early stages of development, an ePrix in Rome was announced following a demo run in the Eternal City. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag was highly enthusiastic about the all-electric series on the streets of Rome: “We are honored to have Rome on board as the first European city to host Formula E, since Italy is renowned for its motorsports passion, expertise and technical innovation.” Even though it took five more years to turn that dream into reality, Formula E has finally arrived in the Eternal City and is here to stay.
NIO’s new asset and Italy-born Luca Filippi as well as the three Formula E champions Nelson Piquet JR, Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi travelled to the Italian capital to share details on what fans can expect of the first ever Rome ePrix, scheduled for April 14, 2018. The drivers all stated that they were immensely looking forward to the upcoming race as Rome is one of the most architecturally impressive cities on the Formula E calendar. Furthermore, the emotions of the Italian fans and the racing pedigree of the country itself are what makes coming to Rome so special for all of them.

Nelson Piquet JR: “I’m really looking forward to being here next year and the race is going to be amazing.”

NIO’s new asset and Italy-born Luca Filippi as well as the three Formula E champions Nelson Piquet JR, Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi travelled to the Italian capital to share details on what fans can expect of the first ever Rome ePrix, scheduled for April 14, 2018. The drivers all stated that they were immensely looking forward to the upcoming race as Rome is one of the most architecturally impressive cities on the Formula E calendar. Furthermore, the emotions of the Italian fans and the racing pedigree of the country itself are what makes coming to Rome so special for all of them.

The 2.8km-track will feature a total of 21 turns and thus presents a huge challenge to the drivers. It is located near Rome’s National Museum of the Middle Ages in the South of Rome, about 8 kilometres away from the famous Colosseum.  10.000 tickets will be made available, priced at around 35 Euros for adults and just 1 Euro for kids, making the Rome ePrix a family event.

Images courtesy of FIA Formula E Media

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