The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is set for its Italian debut
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship series moves to the European leg of the circuit on April 14 for the CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix.
The Rome race, on the challenging 2.8-kilometer (1.8 miles) Circuito cittadino dell’Eur, is the first visit to Italy by the fully electric Formula E series. The racecourse, laid out on public streets of the Esposizione Universale Roma district in the Eternal City, starts on Via Cristoforo Colombo and continues through 21 turns that make up the second-longest track of the season. (Only the Marrakesh track, site of January’s race, is longer, at 3.0 kilometers.)
Stands set up along the course are expected to fill with the famously enthusiastic Italian fans, who will cheer on the world’s premier sustainable motorsport competition.
Heading into the second half of Season 4, the Formula E Championship is proving fiercely competitive. The top five drivers in the standings represent five different teams, with Jean-Eric Vergne of Techeetah, winner of the Chile and Uruguay rounds, leading the pack.
Following the Rome race, the ABB Formula E Championship series moves two weeks later to Paris on April 28. That will be followed by races in Berlin in May and Zurich in June, before the season ends with two races in July in New York.
Circuto Cittadino Dell’EUR
Track guide – 2018 CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix
Number of turns – 21
Track length – 2.84km (1.8 miles)