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Subject to the approval of the FIA World Motor Sport Council, Rome City Council have signed an agreement that will allow ABB FIA Formula E to race in Rome until 2025 / Season 11.

This extension was made in light of the current suspension of Season 6 of ABB Formula E, which has led to the cancellation of the Rome E-Prix that was scheduled for April 4.

As one of the most favoured tracks on the calendar, it was come as a positive for most to get to see more of the action that it has provided since Season 4; Sam Bird found himself victorious at the inaugural event.

In the official release, Formula E state that this is”further testament to the benefits of Formula E to host cities” and claiming that it aligns with the “shared vision of Formula E and adopting clean mobility solutions and electrification in cities around the world.”

The Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi gave her perspective of the decision: “Rome is once again a key reference for Formula E and remains a key attraction for big events.

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“When we exit the health emergency, we will need to come back much stronger than ever before,” she continued.

“Our city is ready for this challenge and the Italian capital will be the symbol of the series until 2025. This agreement will bring many investments in urban areas and make our collaboration much stronger. This is a contract that will offer Romans many benefits, which will help with starting again (after COVID-19).

“Our city is very proud to be hosting the E-Prix – a sporting event pioneering sustainable ideas and innovative technologies.”

Alejandro Agag, the Founder and Chairman of ABB Formula E said: “We are proud to announce such an important achievement and the start of a new long-term cooperation.”

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“We thank the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, and the whole administration for being able to make it happen. Italy is a strategic market for us, and we are determined to keep working with the country to grant a further growth of the championship, in terms of popularity and competitiveness.

“We have involved some of the biggest players in the industry to work together towards a gradual change in how electric mobility is perceived. This process will have major global consequences,” reflecting on the move towards electric infrastructure.

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