Formula E has revealed the track layout for its inaugural visit to Rome next spring, with the circuit set to be the second-longest in the all-electric series’ history.
Government officials in Rome approved plans to stage a Formula E race last April, with the event being given a slot for April 14 on the season four calendar.
At a launch event in Rome on Thursday, Lucas di Grassi, Sebastien Buemi, Nelson Piquet Jr. and home favorite Luca Filippi all took part in a show run incorporating many of the city’s main landmarks, as well as being received by city mayor Virginia Raggi.
The circuit in Rome will feature 21 corners and be 2.86km long, making it the second-longest in Formula E history, trailing only Marrakesh.
“I’m excited to be here today to present the first-ever ePrix 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,” Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said.
“Seeing and hearing the Formula E cars on the streets of a place like Rome, for me will be a truly unforgettable experience. The circuit looks long and challenging for the drivers.
“I’d thank everyone who made it happen, bringing Formula E to the Eternal City. This demonstrates the unity of intent to promote alternative and clean energy solutions, speeding-up the transition thanks to the developments and innovations that characterize our series.”
The new Formula E season gets underway on December 2 in Hong Kong.