Rome GP to Take Place on August 25, 2013?

Rome Grand Prix is on schedule to debut in Formula One from as early as 2013. And we also have the exact date of the much expected race, August 25. All this information was shared with the media by the organizer of the event, Maurizio Flammini, who insisted that all the Rome officials have to do now is to give their go-ahead to the project.

According to Flammini, once the Roman city authorities approve the F1 project, a formalized request will be sent out to the International Automobile Federation (FIA).

All the procedures are fully in line with the time needed to organize the grand prix,” said Flammini in a recent interview with Rome daily Il Tempo.

While admitting that ultimately it will be Bernie Ecclestone's decision whether there will be a Rome Grand Prix or not in the future, Flammini expressed his optimism over the prospect of seeing the Italian capital inside the Great Circus, even if as a one-off event.

I have read that for nearly two years the name Formula 1 Gran Premio di Roma has been registered by (him),” added the Italian official.

Recently, several voices have raised concerns over the hosting of a street race in the EUR district of Rome. To support that, recent surveys conducted by Partito Democratico (Democratic Party) showed that the majority of the residents in the aforementioned district disagree with the idea of a Rome GP, 93 percent of them saying that the race will increase traffic and pollution and create excessive noise.

In addition, the very symbol of Italy in Formula One, Ferrari, issued several comments in recent weeks – through president Luca di Montezemolo and team principal Stefano Domenicali – suggesting that each nation should have a single race in F1. And Italy already have Monza.
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