Members of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship paddock visited His Holiness Pope Francis on Wednesday, ahead of this weekend’s inaugural Rome E-Prix.
A selection of Formula E drivers and team representatives as well as series Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag and ACI President Angelo Sticchi Damiani were given a private Apostolic Blessing before attending the papal audience.
The official championship car was also brought to Vatican City, with over half of the grid in attendance.
Lucas di Grassi and Maro Engel were among the drivers to share photos of the event on social media.
Formula E will race in Rome for the first time this weekend on the Circuito Cittadino dell’EUR street circuit.