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New layout unveiled for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s trip to Rome

03.02.21

Following the 2020/21 calendar update announced last week, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship has detailed a revised circuit for its third visit to the heart of Rome’s EUR district for Round 3 of the season on April 10, subject to FIA track homologation.

The Rome E-Prix, set for April 10, will showcase the Roman district’s spectacular, historic surrounds, with the field of all-electric single-seaters and 24 world class drivers racing in front of the Palazzo dei Congressi, Piazzale Marconi and, starting from this year, the iconic Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, also known as "Square Coliseum". The entire Ninfeo Park will also form a part of the circuit’s perimeter.

Close collaboration with local authorities has delivered a layout that retains the round’s character and strengthens Formula E’s legacy in the area.

“As always, we’ve created a real challenge – and in my opinion, one of the greatest layouts we’ve made yet,” said Formula E Sporting Director Frederic Espinos. “The first and most important thing was to create a track that caused minimal disruption for the city, so we have had a re-think of the area we’re using.

“We’ve managed to keep the character of Rome in this new layout, with its undulations, lots of elevation changes, surface changes and the on-track excitement we’ve always seen when we have visited the city. It’s a circuit that drivers will be able to make a real difference as a result.”

"With an almost completely renovated circuit design in Rome, both FIA and Formula E have once again done an amazing job in making Formula E even more exciting,” said 2017 Formula E Champion, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler’s Lucas di Grassi. “The new layout is fantastic: it has longer and faster straights and offers more opportunities for overtaking. I'm sure the fans will love it; I can't wait to race there."