With modifications, the Italian streets circuit returns to calendar with a longer, faster and more technical layout
The Formula E World Championship resumes action this weekend with the dispute of the third and fourth rounds of the season, in a redesigned track in the streets of Rome. This will be the third time the series will compete in the Italian capital, where the Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi has a good retrospect: victory escaped in 2018, when Di Grassi was the second placed. The driver of the Audi ABT Sport Schaeffler team also scored points when he finished seventh in the most recent edition of the race in Rome, in 2019.
“Two things are cheering the team up for this weekend: the potential of our car, which we were unable to show in the first double round, and compete in the new street circuit of Rome, which is very exciting ”, summarized Lucas. “The FIA and F-E are to be congratulated for the result of this reformulation”, continued the 2017 champion.
Covering charming stretches of the historic Italian capital, the new track layout is now 3,385 meters long, against 2,860 meters in the previous version. “Part of the previous track was preserved, but the redesign included the addition of three new fast corners, a technically tricky stretch, in addition to longer straights and more overtaking points”, says the Brazilian. “It must be one of the best tracks on the calendar,” noted Lucas, who is one of the FIA and F-E consultants for the development of the tracks used by the category.