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Circuit Layout
Rome Layout 2018
Circuit Details
Name Circuto Cittadino dell’EUR
Location Italy Esposizione Universale Roma, Rome, Italy
Length 2.848km (1.770mi)
Corners 21
First Race 14 April 2018
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:37.910 1:36.311 1
Germany Daniel Abt Flag of Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird
Rome (known as Roma in Italian) is the capital city of the Italian Republic and Vatican City, set to make its debut as a host city during the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The 2018 Rome E-Prix will be the first major FIA sanctioned race to be staged in the ancient city, which has served as the capital of the Roman Empire, Papal States and the Italian state for almost 3,000 years.[1]

City HistoryEdit

The area around Rome was, according to Roman legend, founded by the twins Romulus and Remus on the 21 April 753 BC, although archaeological evidence suggests that the site has been near continuously occupied for 14,000 years.[2] Regardless, from 753 BC Rome would become the seat of the Roman Kingdom, before becoming the capital of the Roman Republic.[2] This in turn would be converted into the Roman Empire, which ultimately became the largest European spanning Empire in history before the entire state fragmented in the third century.[2]

The Empire eventually crumbled, with Rome becoming the capital of several different states until 754 AD, when the entire city was controlled by the Pope and served as the capital of the Papal States and, by extension, the Catholic Church.[2] Under Papal rule, Rome would be frequently attacked, sacked and suffer internal uproar, meaning the population rarely peaked above 50,000 until the Renaissance.[2] Indeed, it was only after 500 years of Papal rule that Rome was finally tamed, allowing several famed artists to completely redesign the city's major landmarks.[2]

Papal Rule would last almost completely uninterrupted for more than a millennia, eventually coming to an end in 1871 when the Kingdom of Italy finally obtained the city.[2] The city would see a steady rise in population and size from that point onwards, although would also provide the basis of support for Italian Fascism in the early twentieth century.[2] Benito Mussolini ruled the city from 1922 until 1943, while the city itself escaped the Second World War largely unscathed.[2]

After the Second World War Rome's population continued to grow, hitting 2.8 million in the mid-1980s as the city's footprint encompassed almost 500 sq miles.[2] Since then the city's population has begun to decline, while various sections of the city have developed their own local authorities.[2] Rome remains as the home of Catholic Church despite the fact that the Vatican City, found entirely within the city boundary, is classed as a separate state, while large sections of the city have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[2]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Rome was originally suggested as a host for the Formula E Championship as early as the inaugural season, although it would not appear on any calendar until the 2017/18 season calendar was released.[3] The location of the first Rome ePrix was later revealed to be in the Esposizione Universale Roma (EUR) district, just a few miles from the infamous Colleseum.[1]

Circuit HistoryEdit

Circuit LayoutEdit

RecordsEdit

A full list of records for the Rome E-Prix are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

WinnersEdit

Below is a list of all of the winners of E-Prix held in Rome:

Rome ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2017/18 2018 CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix Circuto Cittadino dell'EUR 14 April 2018[1] Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird[4] Report

Circuto Cittadino dell'EUREdit

The circuit records for the Circuto Cittadino dell'EUR are outlined below:

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Formula E ready for Rome', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/10/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/october/formula-e-ready-for-rome/, (Accessed 19/10/2017)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 'Rome', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 29/10/2017), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rome, (Accessed 29/10/2017)
  3. 'More compact Season 4 calendar revealed', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 19/06/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/june/more-compact-season-4-calendar-revealed/, (Accessed 19/06/2017)
  4. 'Bird claims historic victory in Rome', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/04/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/april/bird-claims-historic-victory-in-rome/, (Accessed 14/04/2018)
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