20 Nov 19

EVENT GUIDE: welcome to the 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix

Looking forward to the most competitive season of all-electric street racing yet? Here's all you need to know about the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship season opener in Saudi Arabia, November 22 & 23. 

event guide, Friday 22 & saturday 23

all times local to Saudi Arabia 

10:00am - Allianz E-Village Opens

The gates to the Allianz E-Village - Formula E’s fan festival at the heart of the E-Prix - open at 10:00am. Home to the drivers' autograph session, food stalls, interactive displays, activities for fans of all ages, and the chance to drive the track on our simulators in the Gaming Arena.

11:00am - Formula E Qualifying and Super Pole, Track 

Qualifying determines the starting grid for the race, with the fastest driver lining-up in first place. The session lasts one hour and sees drivers divided into groups, decided by their championship standing - with the top challengers heading out first, in the most difficult conditions. Each driver has six minutes to set their best time, with the top-six drivers proceeding to the Super Pole shoot-out. 

nissan on track in saudi

01:00pm - Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy (25' + 1 lap), Track

Watch as all the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy drivers take to the track to clinch the win. The race lasts for 25minutes, after which the drivers have one extra lap to complete before the finish line. Join us to see who wins.

13:35pm - E-Race, Gaming Arena

Head over to the Gaming Arena to pitch your skills against the real Formula E drivers in the E-Race. The top Qualifiers have the chance to race live against the top drivers in the E-Race final.   

03:00pm - 2019 Diriyah E-Prix 

No more testing, no more practice - this is it - when the lights go out, it's just 45minutes plus one final lap to the finish line of pure electric racing. 24 cars and drivers but just one winner - but who will it be? Tune in to find out. 

da costa on the winners podium at the Saudia Ad Diriyah 2018 E-Prix

04:00pm - Podium ceremony - Formula E – Podium

That's it, the cars have crossed the line and the top three drivers will take to the podium. Join in the celebrations.

04:45pm - Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy (25' + 1 lap), Track

Watch as all the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy drivers take to the track to clinch the win. The race lasts for 25minutes, after which the drivers have one extra lap to complete before the finish line. Join us to see who wins.

08:00pm - LiveNation Concert - Podium stage 

Head over to the Podium stage to see Clean Bandit, Imagine Dragons and many more perform LIVE after the 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix. 

11:00pm - Allianz E-Village & 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix closes

That's it for the 2019 SAUDIA Diriyah E-Prix but check out the full season calendar to see where we're racing next! 

the best off-track entertainment

Formula E fans can expect two days of entertainment with performing acts from the best in local and international talent spread across the Allianz E-Village.

Highlights of the weekend include:

  • Hip Hop Dancers – mixing music humour and high-flying tricks, innovative choreography and personality - don't miss the Hip Hop Dancers throughout the E-Village. 
  • Crazy Orchestra – with unique routines, brightly coloured suits, the Crazy Orchestra use drums and everyday objects as instruments.
  • Mirror Racers – Gold, Silver and Bronze shimmering driver characters roaming around the event make for a perfect picture moment. 
  • Bounce BOT – A unique robot with the added bounce and built-in sound system. Formula E fans will have a chance to control Bounce BOT, play games with Bounce BOT and even be involved in some stunts.
  • Sign Spinners – These acrobatic sign spinners are a sure way to grab your attention and stir you in the direction of the grandstands.