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Flag of Rome Rome E-Prix
Rome E-Prix Poster 2019
E-Prix Details
Name GEOX Rome E-Prix
Location Flag of Italy Esposizione Universale Roma, Rome, Italy
No. Held 2
Circuit Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR
Previous Circuits {{{previouscircuits}}}
First Race Flag of Italy 2018 Rome E-Prix
Last Race Flag of Italy 2019 Rome E-Prix
Only Race unknown
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of Italy 2019 GEOX Rome E-Prix
Pole Flag of Germany André Lotterer {{{qualifying}}}
First Second Third
Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird {{{{{natsecond}}}}} unknown {{{{{natthird}}}}} unknown
Fastest lap Flag of Switzerland Sébastien Buemi {{{fastestlap}}}

The Rome E-Prix is an annual motorsports event, held in Rome (Roma in Italian), Italy, as a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The inaugural 2018 Rome E-Prix was 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 History

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 Catholic Capital

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 onward, 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 History

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 Colosseum.[1]

Circuit History

The Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR was created to host the Rome ePrix in 2018 to host the first Rome E-Prix, and has remained unchanged through to the 2019/20 season.

Records

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

Winners

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

Rome E-Prix ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2017/18 Flag of Italy 2018 CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix[4] Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR 14 April 2018[1] Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird[5] Report
2018/19 Flag of Italy 2019 GEOX Rome E-Prix[6] Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR 13 April 2019[7] Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans[8] Report
2019/20 Flag of Italy 2020 ABB FIA Formula E Rome E-Prix Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR 4 April 2020[9] Report

References

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. Sam Smith, 'CBMM to Sponsor Rome, Punta del Este Races', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 07/02/2018), http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/cbmm-niobium-to-spoinsor-rome-and-punta-del-este-races/, (Accessed 09/02/2018)
  5. '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)
  6. 'Geox takes title sponsor for Rome race on April 13', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 04/04/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/april/geox-takes-title-sponsor-for-rome, (Accessed 07/04/2019)
  7. 'ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5', info.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/06/2018), http://info.fiaformulae.com/season-5-calendar/, (Accessed 07/06/2018)
  8. 'Emotional maiden win for Evans in Rome, Lotterer second', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/04/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/april/race-report-rome-2019, (Accessed 13/04/2019)
  9. '2019/20 calendar revealed: London and Seoul star in sixth Formula E campaign', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/2019-20-season-calendar-revealed, (Accessed 14/06/2019)
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