The more and more I read about this, the less and less I like it. The organisers have flagged August 25th 2013 as a possible starting date for the race.
I simply don’t understand any of this. While I’m all for more races, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the only person who wants this race to go ahead is the organiser, Maurizio Flammini. Monza doesn’t want it to happen. Ferrari doesn’t want it to happen. Bernie Ecclestone hasn’t said a word about it, and more importantly, the people of Rome don’t want a race in their city. And yet Flammini keeps pushing ahead with it. Why?
It certainly doesn’t help that the proposed circuit makes Valencia look downright challenging: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4218635
Which is a shame when they could have had something like this: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=4218633
But they keep pushing for it when it’s obvious there’s no interest in it, and I can’t for the life of me why they’re doing it.