Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR made a successful debut on the Formula E calendar in 2018 and is rumoured to have a long-term agreement to stage electric racing in the Italian capital.
Held at the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR temporary street circuit located in the EUR district of Rome, the race features grand views of major landmarks in the business district such as the Obelisco di Marconi and the Colosseo Quadrato.
Already one of the longest circuits on the calendar, the layout was extended to 3.380km for the 2021 race, making it the longest track on the schedule. The circuit is notorious for its undulating features. With 19 turns going through downhill areas, the track is one of the bumpiest, posing a different sort of challenge for the drivers and teams to try and manage the car’s energy levels. Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird was the first ever Rome E-Prix race winner in 2018, with Mitch Evans, Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne having since joined the event’s winners list.
Rome is not unfamiliar with street racing and has hosted plenty of other series before Formula E made its debut there. The nearby streets of the EUR district was even host to the Rome Grand Prix in the 1920s and 1930s.
The 2020 Rome E-Prix was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the 2021 double-header event was held behind closed doors. Fans are expected to return for the 2022 Rome E-Prix.
Upcoming events at Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR
Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR is a temporary street circuit that’s only used once a year for Formula E. The 2021 Rome E-Prix was held as a double header on April 10-11. The first race was won by Jean-Éric Vergne and the second by Stoffel Vandoorne. The race will return to a one-race format in 2022, with the 2022 Rome E-Prix set to take place on April 9.
How to get there
Learn more about how to get to Rome and the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR for the Rome E-Prix.
Rome is served by two main airports, the largest of which is called Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Fiumicino is a major hub for the Italian flag carrier Alitalia and serves flights to Italy, Europe, North America and Asia. A second airport – Ciampino (CIA) is a major hub for Ryanair, which has flights to all corners of Europe.
The Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR is located in Municipio X1 to the south of the city centre. It’s close to several metro stops (EUR Palasport & EUR Fermi) on the southern end of the blue Metro Line B (see map below). You can also take a taxi or ride sharing to the circuit.
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