“For the series, Rome as a venue is obviously a big name. I’ve never been there myself, but I’m always happy when Formula E goes to new cities. For us drivers, that always means preparing twice as well. Two, three weeks before the event, the teams receive a specific track layout that is then fed into the race simulators. And then the name of the game is: practice, practice, practice. After all, we only have that one day to deliver our performance in Formula E.”
The “Eternal City” is known above all for its wealth of spectacular sights. It is advisable not to explore them in public traffic because the Italian capital is struggling with massive traffic problems. Due to the star-shaped street system, the only opportunity that practically exists is to travel on the typically clogged ring-road or through the historic center. In the center, areas where traffic is limited between 6 AM and 6 PM provide some relief. The public transit system in Rome includes buses, trackless trolleys, streetcars, commuter trains and subways. A third subway line was just recently opened in 2014.