Formula E is back in Italy for a double header of races at the Rome E-Prix. Here’s everything you need to know about attending the 2022 Rome E-Prix on April 9-10!
Three races into the eighth season of Formula E and the opening rounds of the all-electric series have been as dramatic as ever. Edoardo Mortara leads the way in the standings by just five points from reigning champion Nyck de Vries. The three races have seen three different winners, with De Vries and Mortara winning the first two races in Diriyah and Pascal Wehrlein finally sealing his first Formula E win last time out in Mexico.
Now, Formula E heads to Italy for the Rome E-Prix. Like last year, the Rome event will be a double header, with races on both Saturday and Sunday. The four races in Rome so far have produced four different winners from four different teams.
When is the 2022 Rome E-Prix?
The 2022 Rome E-Prix will take place over two days on the weekend of April 9-10. Each day comprises of a practice session, a qualifying session and the E-Prix itself.
Where will the 2022 Rome E-Prix take place?
The 2022 Rome E-Prix will take place at Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR, which is located in the EUR district of Rome, the capital city of Italy.
Where should I stay for the Rome E-Prix?
The EUR region of Rome isn’t a big hotspot for tourism in Italy’s capital. That means that it should, in theory, be easier to find a suitable hotel close to the circuit. The EUR region is south of the city centre, so we recommend staying north of the track if you want to be closer to Rome’s many iconic attractions.
How to get to Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR
The Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR is located in Municipio X1, 10km south of Rome’s city centre. The circuit is near a number of metro stops, which are helpful if you’re travelling from the centre. EUR Magliana, EUR Palasport and EUR Fermi are among the final stops on the blue Metro Line B. These are the closest stops to the circuit.
It’s possible to take a taxi to the circuit, but you should be aware that the language barrier may be an issue. It should also be noted that the majority of taxi services in the city are cash only. Uber operates in the area, but not the regular Uber which you may be accustomed to. Only the more expensive Uber Black, Uber Lux and Uber Van services are used in Rome. The Free Now service is a good alternative.
You should try to avoid driving yourself to the circuit. There is no dedicated car park and parking spaces in the area can be difficult to find.
Are tickets still available for the 2022 Rome E-Prix?
Tickets are still available for the 2022 Rome E-Prix. You can buy tickets for either the Green Area or grandstands. The Green Area is akin to a General Admission ticket, offering views of the circuit and the big screens. Meanwhile, grandstand tickets are for reserved seating areas at the end of the main straight, and overlooking the Turn 15 complex. Single day tickets are priced from €29 while two day tickets are available from €39.
Premium Experience tickets are also available for the 2022 Rome E-Prix. As well as grandstand seats in a prime location, you’ll also get a VIP behind-the-scenes pit lane walk and an opportunity to meet the drivers.
Trackside at the 2022 Rome E-Prix
All tickets for the Rome E-Prix include access to the Allianz E-Village, a fan festival which takes place over the race weekend. Fans can enjoy live music, e-sports events and a wide selection of food choices. You will also have the opportunity to walk the circuit ahead of the weekend from 18:00 on Friday evening.
The full timetable for the 2022 Rome E-Prix can be found below:
Saturday April 9
- 07:00 – Gates open
- 07:15-07:45 – Free Practice 1
- 09:00-09:30 – Free Practice 2
- 10:40-11:55 – Qualifying
- 15:00-16:00 – 2022 Rome E-Prix, Race 1
- 19:00 – Gates close
Sunday April 10
- 07:00 – Gates open
- 08:30-09:00 – Free Practice 3
- 10:40-11:55 – Qualifying
- 15:00-16:00 – 2022 Rome E-Prix, Race 2
- 19:00 – Gates close
Last time out at the Rome E-Prix
Last year’s first race in Rome started behind the Safety Car due to the damp weather conditions. After an early race collision between frontrunners Andre Lotterer and Stoffel Vandoorne, there was drama for new race leader Oliver Rowland who was given a drive-through penalty for an overuse of power. Lucas di Grassi took the lead from there but then slowed with just five minutes of the race remaining. The slow moving Di Grassi led to a collision between the two Mercedes drivers, all of which led to Jean-Eric Vergne winning the race and securing his first points of the season.
The second race was also started behind the Safety Car and conditions proved to be tricky as polesitter Nick Cassidy spun just corners into the race. Pascal Wehrlein went on to lead much of the race but his first win remained elusive following a poorly timed Attack Mode activation. Stoffel Vandoorne took the victory.
Need to know: Italy travel
What are the coronavirus rules and restrictions in Italy?
Italy is open to international visitors during the coronavirus pandemic. To enter the country, you’ll need to complete the Passenger Locator Form and provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. A Super Green Pass is required to access facilities and services in the country. You must wear a mask when indoors or when using public transport.
Do I need a visa to visit Italy?
As Italy is part of the Schengen area, most tourists will not require a visa to visit Italy. Click here to see if you will require a visa to visit the country.
Where is the nearest airport to Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR?
Rome has two main airports: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA). Fiumicino serves domestic flights and flights from further afield in Europe, North America and Asia. Ciampino is a major hub for Ryanair, which has flights to all corners of Europe.
What number should be called in an emergency in Italy?
In case of emergency during your visit to Italy, call 112.
What time zone is used in Italy?
Italy operates on Central European Summer Time at the time of the Rome E-Prix, which is GMT +2 hours.
What type of electrical plugs are used in Italy?
Type-F power sockets are used in Italy. You’ll need to bring an adaptor if you’re travelling from Australia, the UK or the USA.
Is the tap water safe to drink in Italy?
Tap water in Rome – and Italy’s other major cities – is safe to drink. 97% of drinking water comes from springs.
What currency is used in Italy?
The Euro is the official currency in Italy. ATMs are plentiful around the city, so there’s no need to bring large amounts of Euros with you.
Which side of the road is driven on in Italy?
You drive on the right hand side of the road in Italy.
What can I expect the weather to be like for the Rome E-Prix?
In April, Rome has 13 hours of daylight per day. The sun rises at 06:50 – ten minutes before the circuit gates open. The sun sets after 19:30, half an hour after the circuit gates close. You’ll need to layer up during your visit as it can get cold in Rome at this time of year. Temperatures are unlikely to exceed 20°C during your trip with the daily average being around 12°C. April is one of the wettest months on average in Rome, with nine days of rain.
Which languages are spoken in Italy?
Italian is the official language in Italy. English is widely spoken in the country, especially in the service industry, but it’s a good idea to learn some basic Italian phrases before your trip!