The track layout for the Rome Formula E race has been revealed ahead of the all-electric series' first visit to the Italian capital next April, coming in as the second-longest on the championship's calendar.

Formula E has long-pushed to get a race in Rome, with city officials approving the staging of an event last April in a vote.

Formula E champions Lucas di Grassi, Sebastien Buemi and Nelson Piquet Jr. all took part in a special show run to launch the event on Thursday, and were joined by Italian racer Luca Filippi, who has entered the series for season four with NIO.

The track layout is the second longest on the calendar, coming in at 2.86 km and comprising 21 turns, with only Marrakesh being a greater distance.


"I’m excited to be here today to present the first-ever ePrix in Rome - for a spectacular event that will engage and entertain the Roman citizens, as well as create a number of benefits for the city," Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said.

"Seeing and hearing the Formula E cars on the streets of a place like Rome, for me will be a truly unforgettable experience. The circuit looks long and challenging for the drivers - I’d thank everyone who made it happen, bringing Formula E to the Eternal City.

"This demonstrates the unity of intent to promote alternative and clean energy solutions, speeding-up the transition thanks to the developments and innovations that characterise our series.”

The Rome ePrix will take place on April 14, 2018.


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