Formula E unveils Rome ePrix track layout
19 October 2017 – Formula E officials have unveiled the layout of the Circuto Cittadino dell'EUR, which will play host to the inaugural Rome ePrix next April.
Formula E's three champions, Nelson Piquet Jr., Sébastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi, were present, along with local driver Luca Filippi, with machinery from their respective teams demonstrated on the city's streets.
Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and Rome's mayor, Virginia Raggi, also participated in the event's launch, which took place at the Roma Convention Center.
The 21-turn 1.77-mile circuit will be the second longest on the calendar, with the start/finish straight located on Via Cristoforo Colombo.
The cars will race around the Obelisco di Marconi, against the backdrop of the Colosseo Quadrato, in the Esposizione Universale Roma district of the city.
"I'm excited to be here today to present the first ever E-Prix in Rome," said Agag.
"It will be 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."
Santiago (Chile), São Paulo (Brazil) and Zurich (Switzerland) are the other new additions on the 2017/18 Formula E schedule.