Enter the Gladiatorial Arena: 2021 Rome E-Prix Preview

ROKiT Venturi Racing looks ahead to the 2021 Rome E-Prix…

In Numbers

Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR

Length // 3.386-kilometres

Corners // 19

Best Finish // P8 [Maro Engel, 2018]

The City

The Rome E-Prix was first held in Formula E’s fourth season, and after a two-year absence, returns to the calendar as the third and fourth rounds of the 2020/21 campaign.

A 2,700-year history makes Rome one of Europe’s oldest cities, and as the home of the Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, it is one of the most visited locations in the world.

Rome’s EUR district (Esposizione Universale Roma) acts as the backdrop to the Rome E-Prix  and Formula E’s first World Championship races on European soil.

The Track

The 2021 Rome E-Prix takes place on a revised version of the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR of old, and at 3.386-kilometres, the circuit is the longest on the Season 7 calendar.

Featuring a mixture of 19 low, medium and high-speed corners, the track snakes around the city streets of the EUR district to create a fresh challenge for drivers and teams alike.

As his home race, the Rome E-Prix is also a special event for Edoardo Mortara and the street circuit specialist will surpass 35 races for ROKiT Venturi Racing off the back of a podium performance in Diriyah.

In Their Words

Susie Wolff, ROKiT Venturi Racing Team Principal

“The opening rounds in Diriyah showcased how close the grid is this season, and after taking silverware in the opening round, we know that we have a very strong package at our disposal. We were able to offer a glimpse into what we’re capable of achieving this season, and as always, we will be taking the same measured approach into the next race in Rome. On the new configuration of the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR, the entire grid will be starting from zero and this means that there is everything to gain this weekend. I know I speak on behalf of the whole team when I say that we’re looking forward to the lights going out on Saturday.”

Edoardo Mortara

“I can’t wait to get back in the car – it feels like the last race was a long time ago and I’m really happy to race in Rome - not once but twice. I like the city, I like the people, and I’m half-Italian so it is also my home race which is always very special for a driver. We’re heading to Rome off the back of a positive weekend in Diriyah and over the past few weeks, we’ve been improving our car so I hope we can continue to be competitive this weekend. The old version of the track in Rome was excellent to race on, but the new circuit features the same characteristics and a good mix of different corner types. On paper, the track has all of the right ingredients for some great racing.”

Norman Nato 

“I’m really looking forward to driving in Rome this weekend. I love street circuits and I think the new configuration of the track here has a lot of potential. The schedule this weekend is more compact than it was in Diriyah which I think will work well for me as a rookie because it gives the weekend more momentum overall, especially with the second race in the double-header. In the opening races, we saw how fine the margins are between teams and drivers – it’s incredibly close. I’ll be trying to find the limit from the off so I can continue to learn as much as possible.”