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2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix

Round 1 – Saudi Arabia, December 15, 2018

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2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix

15 Dec 2018

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship heads to Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia for the Season 5 opener, where all 11 teams and 22 Gen2 cars will take to the track for the very first time. Here’s all you need to know.

About the race

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater street racing series.

Driven by the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology, alternative energy solutions and thrilling racing in the heart of the Saudi capital of history – Ad Diriyah. Formula E redefines the very boundaries of what a sport can be through the unique fusion of entertainment, sustainability, technology and innovation. We are fighting climate change by offering electric vehicles as a solution to air pollution in city centers and breaking down the barriers to the electric vehicle market.

Consisting of eleven teams and 22 drivers, Formula E delivers world-class racing to twelve cities around the world throughout the seven-month Championship season, bringing racing rivalries to city streets set against some of the most iconic skylines in the world – such as New York, Hong Kong, Paris and NOW in Ad Diriyah.

2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix track map*

The track

Old meets new. Racing in the ancient surroundings of Ad Diriyah, all 22 Gen2 cars and drivers will take to the 2.495km track to battle for the first victory of the season.

With 21 twists and turns, the drivers will skirt the historic town walls before heading back towards the start/finish line in the heart of the district. Who will emerge victorious? Join us to find out.

*Track is subject to FIA homologation

The Festival

The 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix represents the biggest annual sporting, social and business networking opportunity yet created in line with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 programme. The three-day event promises an array of family entertainment each day, with stunning live performances from global and regional headline acts, which will be crowned by the race itself as the first of its kind for all-electric motorsport in the Middle East. A variety of ticketing options ensure that the event can be enjoyed by individuals and families or as a backdrop for your business needs from the comfort of the grandstands and the exclusive hospitality area.