Hermann Tilke, the German architect responsible for the design of modern formula one venues, has emerged this week in Rome.

Hermann Tilke, the German architect responsible for the design of modern formula one venues, has emerged this week in Rome.

The news, reported by the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport, gives weight to the recent revelation that the Italian capital is looking to host a street grand prix in 2011.

It is unlikely that Tilke's visit would be without the backing of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, the sole author of the sport's annual calendar.

Gazzetta said Tilke is currently analysing three possible layouts for a Rome race, all within the EUR district in the city's south west and with a budget of about 50 million euros.

 

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