Alejandro Agag, the boss of the championship, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, the President of the Automobile Club of Italy, as well as a dozen pilots had an audience with the Pope at the Residence Sainte-Marthe. Pope Francis also blessed the official championship car.
Jean-Eric Vergne was one of the pilots present: “It was an honor to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning,” said the French, current leader of the championship, on Twitter . “What a beautiful memory. Thank you for your blessing before the E-Prix de Rome this weekend. ”
Nicolas Prost was also part of the delegation of Formula E.
The race takes place this weekend
The circuit of Rome will not go through the Vatican or the most famous places in the city, such as the Colosseum or the Roman Forum. It has been traced in the Esposizione Universale Roma district, south of Rome.
The circuit will pass around the Obelisk of Marconi and it will be 2.8 km long. The race will take place on Saturday.