Formula E has today unveiled the circuit layout for the first ever Rome E-Prix, taking place on the streets of the Italian capital on April 14, 2018.
The Circuto Cittadino dell’EUR consists of 21 turns and is 2.86km in length – the second longest track on the calendar behind only Marrakesh. Come raceday, the Formula E cars will line-up on the starting-grid on Via Cristoforo Colombo and navigate their way around the Obelisco di Marconi against the backdrop of Colosseo Quadrato.
The reveal took place during an event at the Roma Convention Center La Nuvola in the contemporary district of EUR, where the race will be held.
Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said: “I’m excited to be here today to present the first ever E-Prix in Rome – for a spectacular event that will engage and entertain the Roman citizens, as well as create a number of benefits for the city. The circuit looks long and challenging for the drivers – I’d thank everyone who made it happen, bringing Formula E to the Eternal City.”
Virginia Raggi, Mayor of Rome, added: “Rome is a key protagonist in the international landscape with EUR setting the scene for the first Formula E race in Italy.”
Fans across Italy will be able to follow every Formula E race live and free-to-air on the country’s Mediaset network. Rome will be the seventh of 14 races on the 2017/2018 calendar, which begins in Hong Kong on 2/3 December.
2017/2018 FIA Formula E Championship calendar:
All tracks subject to FIA homologation