Rio de Janeiro was the first city in the world to welcome the FIA Formula E Championship.

The Mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Eduardo Paes, the President of the Federation Internationale de Automobile (FIA), Mr. Jean Todt, Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandro Agag, and FEH anchor investor Enrique Bañuelos, the Governor of the State, Mr. Sergio Cabral and Formula E development driver, Lucas Di Grassi were all present to mark this moment on 24th August.

Photo (c) FIA Formula E

And today,  Saturday 1st December the first European city to host the race was announced on Corriere TV and @FIAFormulaE as being Rome, Italy.

Jean Todt, President of the FIA: “Its a great pleasure to be in Rome for this exciting announcement”


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Rome Press Conference (c) FIA Formula E

Watch promotional video here.

Thanks to @frenkoz for the link.