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Rome Considering F1 Race Bid

The Italian capital city of Rome is said to be considering a bid for an F1 race.

Former racing driver Maurizio Flammini had the idea for a street race around the classic city in 1984, but after having previous hopes dashed he has once again proposed it to the mayor.  The mayor appars keen on the idea, and plans for the route of the new course and said to be in the process of being drawn up.

“It’s an idea Flammini has proposed and mayor Gianni Alemanno has said it is possible,” a city council spokesman told Reuters.

Rome was visited by the Renault F1 roadshow in 2006, where the R26 was demonstrated by Giancarlo Fisichella, himself a local Roman and Franck Montagny.

The Italian GP currently takes place at the historic circuit of Monza, so it is unlikely to take the Italian GP away from that much loved circuit.  However, with the Italian’s loving F1, and with the San Marino GP not in place at the moment it could do a title swap, or even take Valencia’s role as a European GP.  How about the Mediterranean GP?!

2011 is the target date, but whether it happens is yet to be seen.

The Renault roadshow in Rome

The Renault roadshow in Rome

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2 responses

  1. chrislipscomb

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    January 28, 2009 at 12:48 am

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    March 4, 2009 at 4:05 am

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