Circuit type: Temporary street course
Rome's Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR is a temporary circuit created for the Formula E championship, bringing single seat racing to the streets of the Italian capital. One of the longest courses employed by the all-electric racers, the event is the culmination of multiple efforts over the years to bring racing to the area.
The 21-turn, 1.77 miles circuit is located within the city's Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR) district and begins on the Via Cristoforo Colombo, the longest district road in Italy. Among the landmarks it takes in are the Obelisco di Marconi, a marble-concrete structure built as part of the city's hosting of the 1960 Olympic Games, and the Rome Convention Centre (which will house the E-Village on raceday).
The EUR district was chosen by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini to celebrate fascism in the 1940s. He hoped to create a 'world fair' on the site but, while his ambitions were soon curtailed, the enormous Colosseo Quadrato - which also forms a backdrop to the track - was constructed as a symbol of fascist architecture. Today it is home to an exhibition space and houses the headquarters of luxury fashion label Fendi.
The the inaugural Rome E-Prix took place on April 14 2018 before a crowd of 45,000 people. The 33-lap race was won by Virgin driver Sam Bird from second on the grid. Lucas di Grassi finished second for Audi and Techeetah driver André Lotterer came third.
The Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR is located in Rome, Italy. Leonardo da Vinci Airport (at Fiumicino) is around 20 minute's drive to the west, while Ciampino Airport is around the same distance away to the south east.
The circuit is located in the Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR) district in the south-west of the city. There are numerous public transport options to get to the area from central Rome, including the subway, where the EUR Palasport station is the closest to the circuit, from where the grandstands and E-Village are a short walk.