Rome is one step closer of hosting a Formula E race, a couple of years later than anticipated.
The capital city’s local authority unanimously agreed to approve permits to make the Rome ePrix possible. The event would be staged in the EUR district.
It’s not the first time that Rome has appeared on Formula E’s radar. It was in fact the second city after Rio de Janeiro that was announced to receive a spot on the inaugural calendar, but after the press conference in the end of 2012 – and a photoshoot with Lucas di Grassi in the Formulec car – it remained quiet. A change of local office prevented that the lights would turn green, but now the new mayor is in favour of Formula E.
“We are continuing to assess the possible inclusion of Rome on next year’s calendar in spring 2018, and I’m sure Rome can assert itself as a flagship event along with the likes of Hong Kong, Montreal, Paris and New York”, said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E.
Formula E will internally discuss the matter before it takes a final decision. Meanwhile the electric racing series is inbound for the European legs with Monaco, Paris and Berlin on its schedule. It will be followed by double-header events in New York and Montreal to conclude the third season.
A provisional season 4 calendar might arrive in June.