The FIA Formula E Championship will continue visiting the streets of Rome for another five years after agreeing a new hosting deal with the city council through to 2025.

The Rome ePrix made its debut on the Formula E schedule in Season 4 (2017-2018), with the new contract taking the Italian capital city through to Season 11.

The positive news comes despite organisers having to postpone the 2020 event – originally scheduled for April 4 – as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Since then the FIA has suspended all Formula E racing activity until the end of June.

“Rome is once again a key reference for Formula E and remains a key attraction for big events. When we exit the health emergency, we will need to come back much stronger than ever before," said Virginia Raggi, the Mayor of Rome.

"Our city is ready for this challenge and the Italian capital will be the symbol of the series until 2025. This agreement will bring many investments in urban areas and make our collaboration much stronger. This is a contract that will offer Romans many benefits, which will help with starting again. Our city is very proud to be hosting the E-Prix - a sporting event pioneering sustainable ideas and innovative technologies.”

Alejandro Agag, Founder & Chairman of Formula E added: “We are proud to announce such an important achievement and the start of a new long-term cooperation."

"We thank the Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi and the whole administration for being able to make it happen. Italy is a strategic market for us, and we are determined to keep working with the country to grant a further growth of the championship, in terms of popularity and competitiveness.

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