Rome has signed on to be the first European city to welcome the FIA Formula E Championship in 2014, adding another city full of rich, storied automotive history to the series’ growing schedule.
The famous city joins Rio de Janiero on the inaugural championship season for the all-electric race car series, which will feature 10 urban races in its first season. According to Formula E Holdings (FEH), it has received interest from a large number of cities to host the E-Prix and will start narrowing down the list of venues in the coming weeks.
FIA technical regulations for the series are expected to be published soon for the opening season. To ensure that there’s plenty of cars the first season, FEH has ordered 42 cars from Spark Racing Technology (SRT) for the 2014 championship. SRT is working with McLaren to design and build the first Formula E race cars.