Rome is to stage a Formula One grand Prix motor race during the 1985 World Championship, according to an announcement made by the International Motor Sport Federation (FISA) on December 18.
CU Newspaper cutting announcing Grand Prix in Rome.
GV Roman street on course.
GVs FROM Moving car race circuit.
SV ZOOM INTO SCU Eddie Chever speaking. (English SOT)
TRANSCRIPT: CHEVER: (SEQ 4) "I think that the design is good: it's very, there's lots of room and it's not short. I think that the location they have chosen at the Elio (phonetic), which is in the south of Rome, is ideal for a Grand Prix.
REPORTER:"How does the street circuit compare with the Detriot circuit?"
CHEVER:"Well, there are two types of circuits that we race on. Some are such as Monza and Brands Hatch, Solverstone, are circuits that you race and all you do is race cars on the circuits. There are some circuits such as the one we are going to race in Rome and Monte Carlo that are street circuits. These street circuits, some are different than others. Detroit has its own problems - it's a very bumpy quite short track that is interesting. Monte Carlo is already part of motor racing history; in its own way it is different. I think that if you compare it to the other circuits, there's more room in the circuit we are going to use in Rome we are going to use in Rome than there are in other ones."
SPORT: MOTOR RACING
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Background: Rome is to stage a Formula One grand Prix motor race during the 1985 World Championship, according to an announcement made by the International Motor Sport Federation (FISA) on December 18. The race, to be held on October 13 as the fourteenth event of a 16-race series, replaces the Dallas Grand Prix which was cancelled. An Italian sports paper, the 'Gazetta dello Sport' revealed details of the proposed circuit laid out around the district known as Esposizione Universale Roman which was planned before the war by Mussolini as a "permanent exhibition of the glories of Rome" and finished off later as a satellite city with lakes, parks, board boulevard and striking modern architecture. The circuit will be 3,78 kilometres (2.25 miles) long and have a hairpin bend at each end; a computer calculated the average speed on the track would approach 150 kilometres per hour (95 mph) with top speeds on the straights of 620 kilometres per hour (144 mph). Star Formula One driver, Eddie Chever told reporters that there was a lot of room for the cars on the circuit and that the location chosen was "ideal for a Grand Prix".