Formula E to premiere in Italy's historic capital
4/12/18 / Formula E
Formula E’s tour covers four European cities this season – with Rome as the starting point. It’s the first time the Italian capital has appeared on the racing calendar. The seventh of a total of twelve races will be held at Circuito Cittadino Dell’EUR, named after the Esposizione Universale di Roma district. With 21 turns and a total of 2,860 kilometers, the circuit is the second longest this season.
Abt and di Grassi: a strong duo with strong results
Following a difficult start to 2017/2018, Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler most recently achieved strong results. In race five in Mexico, Daniel Abt celebrated his first Formula E victory, making him the first German to win a race in this series. In race six in Uruguay, title defender Lucas di Grassi finished in second position, marking his first podium result in the current season.
Schaeffler: a partner by tradition
The Schaeffler Group in Italy is represented by companies that are mainly based in Momo (in the province of Novara). Schaeffler Italia S.r.l. has 164 employees and the product brands INA, FAG and LuK. They sell original and spare parts for the industrial and automotive sectors. At their around 16,000-square-meter site, Schaeffler Water Pump Bearing Italia S.r.l. mainly produces water pump bearings for the automotive sector. They recently celebrated their 20th anniversary in Italy.
Twelve races at ten events on five continents – the calendar of the innovative Formula E electric racing series is more extensive this season than ever before. Three locations – Rome, Santiago de Chile and Zurich – are hosting Formula E races for the first time. The schedule at each event is tight: free practice, qualifying and the race(s) take place within the space of just a few hours.
Schaeffler has been engaged in Formula E for years, highlighting its position as a pioneer in e-mobility. Learn more about what drives us, our Formula E activities and the innovative technologies “made by Schaeffler” here .