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Rome ePrix layout revealed

The circuit layout for the inaugural Rome ePrix has been unveiled following a demonstration from four Formula E drivers.

The three Formula E champions Lucas di Grassi, Sebastien Buemi and Nelson Piquet Jr, as well as NIO’s recently signed local hero Luca Filippi took their cars on a tour of the city ahead of the unveiling.

The Circuit Cittadino dell’EUR, held in the EUR district, will be Formula E’s second longest circuit on the calendar at 2.8km with 21 turns, behind only the Marrakesh ePrix host Circuit Moulay El Hassan.

The start straight is on the Via Critstoforo Colombo, leading into a tight hairpin for Turn 1. The circuit will be sitting in the backdrop of the Colosseo Quadrato.

The pit lane starts inbetween the two chicanes early in the lap, and feeds out into a high-speed stretch shortly after where the timing/finish line is.

“The future means sustainable mobility, innovation and above all respect for the environment,” said Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi.

“With this event, Rome will benefit from a positive economic impact as other major cities in Europe and around the world have experienced. Formula E will bring investments and benefits to the city with its legacy programme, such as new streets and electric charging stations.

“Our desire is to see more and more vehicles powered by clean energy circulating in Rome, because for our administration – sustainable mobility and safeguarding the environment are extremely important objectives.”

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Chris Stevens

Chris is a member of the Autosport Academy and has been writing about motorsport professionally since 2015. He has been one of the top Formula E journalists since he went to Donington Park for pre-season testing a week after picking up his A-Level results.

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