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Formula E: Electrifying the desert

Saudi Arabia hosts the Formula E season opener for the third time in 2021, the first season for the fully electric racing series as an official FIA world championship. The two races will be the first night races in the history of Formula E, taking place on the street circuit in Diriyah on the outskirts of Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh.

Audi e-tron FE05 auf der Rennstrecke

What’s on?

Series
FIA Formula E World Championship

When
February 26–27, 2021

Where

Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

Season

2021, Season 7

Rounds

1 and 2

Broadcast information
Formula E website

Diriyah

Race facts

“It’s one of the most difficult circuits on the Formula E calendar. Many high-speed corners and elevation changes provide a challenge.”

Lucas di Grassi


Tradition meets high-tech motorsport: The 2.494-kilometre long circuit with 21 corners in Diriyah runs next to historic city walls before returning to the start/finish line in the heart of the city.

The north-western suburb of the capital city of Riyadh is regarded as one of Saudi Arabia’s cultural centres and the nucleus of the kingdom. In 2019, Lucas di Grassi finished as the runner-up in the second race of the season opener in November.

Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler in Diriyah

Diriyah

Audi e-tron FE05 in the garage
Daniel Abt celebrating with fans
Audi e-tron FE05 on the racetrack

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