FIA Formula E is coming to the Eternal City for the first time next weekend. After scoring victory in Mexico and second place in Uruguay, German Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team plans to strengthen its position in the italian capital city.

In the race drivers will cover 33 laps with the lenght of 2.860 kilometer, which will take them through Rome world fair district and La Nuvola convention center.

The reigning champion Lucas di Grassi commented to the race: "Italy is like a second home for me. My grandparents were born there, I have an Italian passport and plenty of Italian blood running in my veins. The track looks incredibly challenging: fast sections, slow sections, several overtaking opportunities – the fans are going to experience a real Formula E highlight. A look at the championship standings shows that we've got a lot to win and little to lose. I'm going to give my all to clinch my first victory this season and to make the many fans and guests of Audi proud."

A seventh race of 2017/2018 Formula E season and the first race of the season in Europe will start on Saturday at 4 PM, local time.

April 9, 2018 Driving photo: FIA Formula E

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