02 Apr 20
14 Nov 19
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship makes a welcome return to the BBC for its sixth season, with every race available live and free-to-air on BBC online platforms and two races to be shown live on network channels.
Alongside watching the whole season online, Formula E fans will be able to watch both the Marrakesh E-Prix in Morocco on February 29 and Rome E-Prix on April 4 on the BBC's TV network channels. Every E-Prix remains free-to-air for fans in the UK, streamed live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and select races on BBC Red Button. The new season starts with the opening race weekend in Diriyah on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23. The races will be live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website from 11:30 - 13:00 (GMT).
“We want the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to be accessible to the widest possible audience and with five British drivers on the grid, Formula E fans in the UK will need to choose who they are getting behind when racing returns to London in July next summer," said Jerome Hiquet, Chief Marketing Officer at the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
"The British contingent may outnumber the other famous names in the field, but they face stiff competition with the arrival of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, as well as the current F2 champion Nyck De Vries choosing to join Formula E for the start of the new season.
“With 22 drivers separated by less than one second in pre-season testing, it is anyone’s guess who will come out on top in the first race on Friday next week. That is what makes Formula E so special to watch. Tune in to find out for yourself who the winner will be.”
Formula E will race in 12 cities crossing five continents next season, with events in Santiago, Mexico City, Sanya, Paris, Seoul, Jakarta, Berlin, New York City and the season finale in London all also available live on BBC platforms.
Formula E made its terrestrial debut on the BBC last season when the Hong Kong E-Prix was shown live on BBC Two in March, with the early morning race attracting more than half a million viewers across all linear and digital platforms. All Formula E races this season will also be broadcast on Eurosport, with select events also shown live and free-to-air on Quest.