11 Apr 18
His Holiness Pope Francis today welcomed a selection of drivers competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to his residence in Santa Marta ahead of the first-ever E-Prix on the streets of Rome on April 14.
Alongside Founder & CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag - as well as ACI President and Vice-President of the FIA World Motor Sport Council Angelo Sticchi Damiani - the drivers, team representatives and the official championship car were given a private Apostolic Blessing before attending the papal audience.
Over half the grid and the fully-electric Formula E car made the short trip to Vatican City, prior to the inaugural race in the Italian capital on Saturday for the CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix presented by Mercedes EQ - round seven of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
Photo credit: Vatican Media