The European round of the series will see the Eternal City of Rome making a return on the calendar after a successful debut last season that saw packed grandstands and a sold out event weeks before the race weekend.
Held at the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR temporary street circuit located in the EUR district of Rome, the race features grand views of major landmarks in the business district such as the Obelisco di Marconi and the Colosseo Quadrato.
The 2.84km track is the second longest track in the season 5 calendar and is notorious for its undulating features. With 21 turns going through downhill areas, the track is one of the bumpiest, posing a different sort of challenge for the drivers and teams to try and manage the car’s energy levels. Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was the first ever Rome E-Prix race winner and the fastest lap title is currently held by Daniel Abt at 1:37.910.
Rome is not unfamiliar with street racing and has hosted plenty of other series before Formula E made its debut there. The nearby streets of the EUR district was even host to the Rome Grand Prix in the 1920s and 1930s.
Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR is a temporary street circuit that’s only used once per year, for Formula E. The 2019 Rome E-Prix is on April 13.
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