Di Grassi: 'It's a pleasure to be back in Rome at one of the season's most beautiful tracks'

Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler) looks delighted to be back in Rome, with the Brazilian full of praise for the city and organisers at ensuring Formula E's city centre return and the circuit's exciting new layout.

The 19-turn 3.385km Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR has undergone a number of amendments in close collaboration with local authorities for Season 7.

The Rome track was already a favourite of drivers up and down the paddock, and the improvements have seemingly only strengthened that feeling, with Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler's Lucas di Grassi leading the praise and eager to get back out on-track at a city centre Formula E street circuit.

"It's a pleasure being back in Rome," said the Brazilian. "It's been two years, and congratulations to everybody from the city that has allowed this race to happen - it's a real organisational miracle.

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"It's amazing to be racing here in such an iconic city and in the circumstances, so thank you Rome and well done to the organisers," added Jaguar Racing's Sam Bird.

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"Street racing is Formula E's DNA and we should really be pushing to continue building these striking street circuits in city centres," said Nyck de Vries (Mercedes-EQ), who'll make his city centre street track debut in Formula E this weekend in Rome.

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"I'm very much looking forward to getting experience of the track. There's four to six different types of Tarmac surface at times through the corners so it's going to bring a lot of different challenges and I can't wait to tackle it!"

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