Looks like Austin, Texas won’t be the only new venue that’s going to be included in future Formula One seasons.
Rome, Italy has been pining to host a Formula One race for quite some time now and it looks like Italy’s capital is on track to host a round in the F1 calendar soon.
According to Mayor Gianni Alemanno, the time-table for a race to be held in Rome should be “from 2012 or no later than 2013”. Noted circuit designer, Hermann Tilke, has also earmarked the potential site for the race and it could possibly be set-up at the Italian capital’s EUR district, making it a street-race instead of the usual track circuits that are currently being used in Formula One.
Despite the optimism, there are still a number of roadblocks that need to be cleared before the project receives a green light. The most important roadblock being the approval of political leaders and residents of the area. In spite of the obstacles, Alemanno is confident that an agreement would be hatched soon, paving the way for two Italian stops in future Formula One seasons.