DIRIYAH E-PRIX 2021
26 – 27 February 2021
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to the historic surrounds of Diriyah and the historic desert surroundings of the UNESCO World Heritage site for the third season in-a-row, and this time we’re set for spectacular double header in the dark as Saudi Arabia plays host to Formula E’s first night races.
LIGHTING THE STREETS OF DIRIYAH
Saudi Arabia will host Formula E’s first all-electric night race as part of the 2020/21ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar. Always focused on innovative, sustainable solutions, Formula E will light the track with low consumption LED technology powered by fully renewable energy.
Set for a spectacular double header in the dark, the first sport to have net zero carbon since inception will once again use its platform to share a positively charged call-to-action, reminding fans that even the most intense and unpredictable racing can take place without the environment paying the price.
Lighting the track with the latest low consumption LED technology will reduce energy consumption by up to fifty per cent compared to non-LED technologies. The remaining energy needed to power the floodlighting will be fully renewable provided by high performing low-carbon certified hydrogenated vegetable oil made from sustainable materials.
DUEL IN THE DESERT
Sam Bird flew out of the blocks to take the win for Envision Virgin Racing in the first race of the season-opening Diryah double-header in 2019/20, with Alexander Sims (then-BMW i Andretti Motorsport) following up with victory in Round 2.
The battle of the debutant German marques saw TAG Heuer Porsche open its podium account via Andre Lotterer in its maiden E-Prix, and Stoffel Vandoorne matched that feat on behalf of Mercedes-Benz EQ, following up with second trip to the rostrum in race two.
With an even more competitive line-up for Season 7, who will triumph under the Arabian night sky?