A Formula One race in Rome is one lap closer now that the promoter, Maurizio Flammini, and the president of Formula One management and administration, Bernie Ecclestone, have agreed to develop a project for a race along the streets of EUR.

The first trial race could be in 2012 and then, depending on its success, it would be added to the world circuit the following year. Flammini now has the go-ahead he needs to begin the bureaucratic process for the necessary local permits for the event.

The race would be in the east and north of EUR along Viale dell'Arte, Viale delle Tre Fontane e Via di Val Fiorita, away from the main arteries of Via Cristoforo Colombo and Via Laurentina.

The project is ambitious and Flammini claims that it would lead to the creation of some 9,000 new jobs, pump