It is "possible" Rome may organise a formula one street race, a spokesman for the Italian capital's council has admitted.

It is "possible" Rome may organise a formula one street race, a spokesman for the Italian capital's council has admitted.

We reported one month ago that Maurizio Flammini, superbike promoter and a former F2 driver, was proposing to organise a grand prix in Rome.

"With the new trend for city races, there are perhaps opportunities for Rome to organise a F1 grand prix," he said.

"The idea has been around for a number of years. Never say never," Flammini added.

The Reuters news agency reported on Tuesday that Flammini's proposal is for a race on the outskirts of the city.

A city council spokesman confirmed: "It's an idea Flammini has proposed and mayor Gianni Alemanno has said it is possible."

Italy's F1 round is currently hosted at Monza, one of the most historic circuits in the world.

Only Spain, with races in Barcelona and Valencia, has two events on the calendar, while two venues apiece in Japan and Germany annually alternate the hosting rights.

 

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