Formula 1 no, but Formula E
is: the greens and all the so-called environmental friends obviously do not realize that between the two categories there is little difference from the “green” point of view, even if by now – you know – enough that a car has batteries to be considered green.
From the familiar cobbled streets and piazzas to Rome’s ancient landmarks and world-famous monuments, last month the Italian capital awoked to the sound of four all-electric single-seater racers touring the streets to welcome the FIA Formula E Championship. Click here to register for ticket information.
Leading the pack was reigning champion and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Lucas di Grassi, touring the city alongside former champions Sebastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) and Nelson Piquet Jn. (Panasonic Jaguar Racing), followed by newly-signed Italian NIO Formula E driver Luca Filippi.
Making their way in formation through the heart of the Eternal City, the drivers stopped off in front of city hall, pulling onto the Michaelangelo-designed Piazza del Campidoglio. “I’m excited to be here today to present the first-ever E-Prix in Rome,” said Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag. “Seeing and hearing the Formula E cars on the streets of a place like Rome, for me, will be a truly unforgettable experience,” he added.
An event in style because the Formula E (all races will be broadcast by Italia Uno and Italia Due) uses the same rules of media and impact on the territory of Formula 1. On the other hand, the championship is achieved without sparing any expense: the Roman stage will be held on April 14, 2018 and will be one of the eleven scheduled for the Formula E championship, which will start on December 2, 2017 in Hong Kong to end on July 28, 2018 in Montreal, after crossing the five continents .
Enel, Official Power Partner of three seasons of the FIA Formula E (FE) championship, will also be present at the ePrix in Rome, the first historic stage of Formula E in Italy.
The partnership with Formula E was launched in May 2016 with the aim of promoting the technological development of the championship’s electrical infrastructure. Enel is working with FE to improve and optimize green energy generation, distribution and energy management.