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.
Honoured today when my Formula E colleagues and I were introduced to His Holiness Pope Francis. pic.twitter.com/Tlt1qqukbX
— Allan McNish (@allanmcnish) April 11, 2018
Today I had the honour to receive the blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis. I never thought this it would have been possible.
Oggi ho avuto l’onore di ricevere la benedizione di Sua Santità Papa Francesco, un’emozione incredibile. pic.twitter.com/n37Yn4Jwri
— Luca Filippi (@LucaFilippiLF) April 11, 2018