Until the 6th century, Romans gathered at Circus Maximus to follow the popular chariot races, where 2 to 4 HP provided for spectacle and enthusiasm. About one and a half thousand years later and almost ten kilometres further south, a race event once again attracted some 30,000 spectators to the circuit on Saturday – at the first Rome E-Prix in the history of Formula E.
The Italian capital should have already been part of the racing calendar in the first season of the electric series. After a political change in Rome, however, the issue was initially off the agenda. Together with the current mayor Virginia Raggi, Formula E finally managed to realize a race in the “eternal city”.