It's been said that racing in front of a home crowd is good for a few extra tenths a lap, and while the ecstatic Italian fans have been without a local hero to cheer, this season they now have Antonio Giovinazzi - and the DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT driver can't wait to get out on track for his first home race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
"It is going to be a great feeling," opened Giovinazzi, "We’re talking about Rome, the capital of Italy, and the Eternal City. It’s giving me shivers; it is definitely going to be one of a kind experience racing around these streets."
With the Rome E-Prix now open to full capacity, Giovinazzi is eager to put on a show for the fans in the grandstand: "Italy has a great motorsport culture that covers many different generations, and it’s going to be incredible having public support back in the grandstand.
"I really can’t wait to get there with all the fans supporting and cheering us, not only in Rome but in the other cities we are still to visit.
"Italian fans have always supported me wherever I have raced, I have always felt their love and appreciation and I cannot wait to see many people from across Italy coming to show their support.
"I really want to give something back to my supporters and fan club in the grandstands, putting on a great show and giving them some great feelings and emotions."
So far Giovinazzi is experiencing a rite of passage in the all-electric racing series as the Dragon driver continues his sharp learning curve, adapting to the intricacies racing in Formula E.
He said: "My first races in Formula E have been very important for learning everything about this championship. As time goes by my performance is improving and I am on a path to continue growing my experience."
The 2022 Rome E-Prix is all primed for a thrilling double-header on the 9 & 10 April. As Formula E gets set for its fourth trip to the Italian capital and the challenging Circuito Cittadino dell'EUR, get yourself a seat for all the action today.
Published on 29th March 2022
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