Rome mayor gives up plans for F1 race
Mayor Gianni Alemanno says Rome has given up on hosting a
Formula One race.
The announcement comes a week after F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone
wrote Alemanno a letter saying it would be difficult for Italy to
host more than one race per year, with the Italian Grand Prix in
Monza already a fixture on the circuit.
Led by industrialist Maurizio Flammini, officials in Rome were
hoping to create a street circuit in the EUR district of the city,
but had met protests from local residents.
At a news conference Friday, Alemanno said, ”Today we’re
definitively and formally renouncing the plan for Formula One in