The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has announced a multi-year deal to continue racing in Rome until at least 2025, subject to the approval of the FIA World Motorsport Council.
Formula E first raced in the Italian capital in Season 4 and the Circuito Cittadino dell-EUR quickly became a popular venue for racing, featuring some of the best corners on the championship calendar.
This announcement comes in the wake of the news that the fully-electric championship faces an extended suspension period to its present campaign as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, in which the third running of the Rome E-Prix was postponed.
Set to continue racing in Rome until Season 11, series Founder and Chairman Alejandro Agag expressed his pride in the new deal – one that underpins key growth for Formula E in its short history:
“We are proud to announce such an important achievement and the start of a new long-term cooperation,” commented Agag. “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.
“We have involved some of the biggest players in the industry to work together towards a gradual change in how electric mobility is perceived. This process will have major global consequences.”
Virginia Raggi, the Mayor of Rome, added: “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.
“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.”