A deal for the Rome GP has been signed

The Italian media is reporting that a deal has been secured to hold a Grand Prix on the streets of Rome, starting in either 2012 or 2013.

Reuters has stated that F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has agreed to a deal with course planners that will see a race similar in billing to the Monaco Grand Prix.

The report also added that the traditional Italian Grand Prix in Monza would remain on the F1 calendar alongside the Rome GP.

Race organiser Maurizio Flammini was quoted as saying: "The agreement with…Bernie Ecclestone to bring the Rome Grand Prix to life has already been done and signed."

No further details have been released and the layout of the track has yet to be confirmed.

Prior to 2006, Italy hosted two rounds of the F1 World Championship, with the ‘San Marino’ dubbed Grand Prix occurring at Imola, on Italian soil. Spain is the only country that currently hosts two rounds of the Championship, both being at the utterly dull Circuit de Catalunya and Valencia street circuit venues.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.