Tickets are on sale now for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship's European double-headers in Rome (9 & 10 April) and Berlin (14 & 15 May).
For the first time in two years, Formula E will welcome thousands of spectators back to the Esposizione Universale Roma district of the Italian capital for a showdown amid Italy's historical heartland on each of Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 April.
There's a home hero for the locals to cheer on in Season 8, too, with Antonio Giovinazzi joining the grid with DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT after a spell in Formula 1 with Alfa Romeo.
“Racing on the streets of Rome in my first season in Formula E will be an incredible feeling," said Giovinazzi. "The Eternal City is one of the most iconic cities in the world and a technical and fast street-circuit. As my home race, I can’t wait to welcome thousands of Italian fans back to the grandstands, and now with two races, the weekend is going to be extremely special.”
Tickets are available at a range of prices which include: an unreserved space offering a view of the track, as well as giant screens to follow all the action (children €13/adults €26), a reserved seat in a trackside grandstand with giant screen views (children from €35/adults from €69) and a reserved trackside grandstand seat in a prime location, with a VIP behind the scenes pit lane walk on Friday 8 April (€129).
Berlin's long been Formula E's end-of-season king-maker and it'll no doubt prove key once again with two rounds at the Tempelhof Airport Circuit. Last time out at the Season 7 finale, Mercedes-EQ's Nyck de Vries won the Drivers World Championship and was crowned Formula E's first FIA World Champion in dramatic circumstances when four of his title contenders failed to finish the race. Mercedes-EQ won the Teams World Championship on home soil at the last, too.
This time, Formula E's trip to the German capital comes on 14 & 15 May, with two of the country's automotive giants - in Mercedes-EQ and TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team set to scrap for silverware and home heroes Andre Lotterer, Pascal Wehrlein and Maximilian Guenther all set to fly the Schwarz-Rot-Gold in front of a passionate German support.
“Racing at Tempelhof is always a thrill, particularly knowing the home fans are right behind the team," said Porsche's Lotterer. "We had a productive testing session in Valencia and are working hard to deliver at the first race of the season in January. Berlin’s double-header falls at a crucial period of the season in May, and I look forward to seeing as many fans as possible pack out the grandstands.”
"Your home-race is the one you most look forward to on the calendar and being able to race in front of your home fans is the most amazing feeling," adds Guenther. "Winning in Berlin during my first year racing with Nissan e.dams would be incredible and May cannot come round soon enough. Get your tickets now and come and join the show.”
Open throughout the day in both Rome and Berlin, the Allianz E-Village will provide a doorway to the future with local language commentary live on giant screens, presenters interviewing drivers live from the pit lane and the latest prototypes and the cars of tomorrow on show. Inside the Gaming Arena, take on the challenge and compete on racing simulators to set the best lap, with exclusive prizes up for grabs.
Published on 16th December 2021