Race will already take place next year on the 18. of April.
Fia has officialy confirmed, that Rome is going to be the next new destination, where Formula E is going to take its place. It's going to be a city race and the track will be set at the new part of Italian capital city. With the length of a bit more than 2,8 kilometers it is also going to be one second longest race after Marrakech in the next year's calendar. With 21 turns it is also going to be one of the most challenging.
And the announcement of the race was a spectacle for itself, with four of the best Fomula E drivers – Nelson Piquet jr., current champion Lucas di Grassi, Sebastian Buemi and Luca Filippi – coming to the old part of the city and on to Piazza del Campidoglio with their racecars. Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E was also sharing his excitement of being able to organize a race in Rome.
The race is also about to have a great impact on the city
As equally excited as Agag was Rome's major, Virginia Raggi, who expects, that this race will have a huge impact on the city and its economics by bringing "investments and benefits to the city with its legacy program, such as new streets and electric charging stations."
After this presentation was done, drivers continued their journey past the Coliseum and into the new part of the city to Roma conference center, where the race will be held. There they were waited by the director of Roman Grand Prix, Roberto Diacetti, who was delighted, that yesterday, when the presentation of the race was prepared, they have finally managed to determine the right conditions for the race.
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