Formula E returns to Rome. In fact, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April the Capital will be the first European stage of this season, the fourth on the calendar, of the Abb Fia Formula E World Championship. they will run through the streets of Eur.
The cars powered exclusively by an electric motor will whiz in a double appointment on the roads of Eur. The Roman city circuit, one of the longest in the whole championship, with an irregular surface offers various possibilities for overtaking the cars. The start will be on Largo Parri, then the 22 riders will pass around the Obelisk in Piazza Marconi and then run on a long stretch that connects the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana or better known as the Square Colosseum and the Palazzo dei Congressi.
The Rome E-Prix program
The Rome E-Prix includes two races lasting 45 minutes. Once the race leader crosses the finish line from that moment on, the last lap will take place. This is the weekend program:
Saturday 9 April
- Free practice 1: 7:15 – 7:45
- Free practice 2: 9:00 – 9:30
- Qualifying 1: 10:40 – 11:55
- Race 1: departure at 15:00
Sunday 10th April
- Free practice 3: 8:30 – 9:00
- Qualifying 2: 10:40 – 11:55
- Race 2: departure at 15:00
The drivers and stables
Twenty-two drivers for eleven teams will compete on the streets of Rome. The two Jaguar TCS Racing Bird drivers (winner of the first edition in 2018) and Evans (2019), Vergne (2021) on Techeetah and Vandoorne (2021) on Mercedes, which holds the record for the fastest lap, are looking for their second success in the capital. fastest of the circuit with a time of 1’41 ” 820. Among the favorites there are certainly Mortara on Rokit Venturi Racing first in the standings and De Vries second in the world championship and reigning champion. Antonio Giovinazzi will be defending the Italian colors.
Who is Giovinazzi
Antonio Giovinazzi on Dragon is the only Italian competing in this Formula E season. After his experience in Formula 1 last season with Alfa Romeo, the 1993-born driver is in his first experience in electric cars and is at the looking for his first points in the championship. These are the words of Giovinazzi about the Rome E-Prix: “I shudder, it will certainly be a unique experience. Italy has a great motorsport culture. I want to put on a great show and give the fans great sensations and emotions in the stands ”.
Tickets and E-Village
Formula E returns to Rome to welcome the public after the race with empty stands in 2021. To watch the race, however, spectators must have at least the basic green pass. Ticket prices range from 72 euros for the stands to 29 euros for the Green Arena, with reductions for under 16s and special race weekend packages. With the tickets it will be possible to access the Allianz E-Village, a special area dedicated to gastronomy, live music and gaming where spectators can try the simulators, meet the drivers and enjoy the podium ceremony from privileged positions.
Where to see Formula E on TV
The free practice sessions of the Formula E weekend in Rome will be visible on the official website and on the Formula E app, as well as on the related Facebook and Youtube profiles. The qualifications will instead be broadcast exclusively on Italia Uno, on the Sportmediaset website and on Sky Sport Action. The race will be available on Sky Sport Action and on Sky Sport Uno, and in the clear on Italia Uno and online on sportmediaset.it.
Starting from Sunday 3 April the city of Rome due to Formula E will undergo major changes in mobility that will affect buses, taxis and more. As for the private road system, from 7 to 11 April via Cristoforo Colombo will be closed between viale Europa and via delle Tre Fontane. Traffic in the direction of the Grande Raccordo Anulare will be diverted to via Laurentina and via Oceano Atlantico, towards the center on via Laurentina, via Perna, via Cristoforo Colombo and viale Marconi. Dismantling of the circuit is scheduled from 5:30 am on 11 April to 19 April. For all information on changes to city mobility click here.