ROME E-PRIX 2021
ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the first world championship car race for electric single-seaters, returned to Italy on 10 and 11 April for the E-Prix Rome 2021 at EUR, forming the second stage of the Season 7 competition calendar - 2020/2021.
As a local operator, Filmmaster Events has been taking charge of all the organisational and promotional activities relating to every aspect of the competition in Rome for its third season as Formula E partner. In this edition, Filmmaster has been able to cope with the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 health emergency thanks to eight months of relentless work by its dedicated team of 60 professionals. On the site at EUR, they have worked tirelessly on the conception and design of what was our county's first world sports event of the year, held, for the first time behind closed doors, on two consecutive racing days, to host Race 3 and Race 4 of the calendar.
A challenge within a challenge that, in the months leading up to the Rome event, saw Filmmaster Events, Formula E and the City of Rome actively discussing with the Italian Technical Scientific Committee at a round table with Regione Lazio to define a specific protocol for the Rome round of the electric car championship.
More than 2,500 people were coordinated by Filmmaster in the realisation of the two Races in Rome, including global and local teams, suppliers, course/management officials, fire-fighters, doctors and Civil Defence operators, together with another 500 security staff, 170 volunteers per day for each race day and 130 international journalists accredited for each of the two scheduled races.
An impressive achievement also because of the overall surface occupied by the event: more than 630 thousand square metres, equal to 105 football pitches. More than 30 thousand of this was for the track alone, the longest of the championship and completely redesigned, winding around the Marconi Obelisk with the Square Colosseum in the background.
The event was followed by about 75 million viewers around the world, thanks also to the live broadcasts by Sky Sports and Mediaset for Italy.