Pope Francis welcomes Formula E to Rome

Pope Francis welcomes Formula E to Rome

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Pope Francis welcomes Formula E to Rome

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His Holiness Pope Francis blesses the fully electric Formula E car, joined by FE founder/CEO Alejandro Agag and deputy CEO Alberto Longo.

His Holiness Pope Francis welcomed a selection of drivers competing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to his residence in Santa Marta ahead of the first-ever E-Prix on the streets of Rome on April 14.

Alongside Founder & CEO of Formula E Alejandro Agag – as well as ACI President Angelo Sticchi Damiani – the drivers, team representatives and the official championship car were given a private Apostolic Blessing before attending the papal audience.

Over half the grid and the fully-electric Formula E car made the short trip to Vatican City, prior to the inaugural race in the Italian capital on Saturday for the CBMM Niobium Rome E-Prix presented by Mercedes EQ – round seven of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

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