Saudi Arabia to host Formula E's first night race


(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia will host Formula E's first ever night race with a double-header in Diriyah next February, the all-electric series announced on Tuesday.

Organisers said low consumption LED floodlights would be powered by fully renewable energy, using low-carbon certified hydrogenated vegetable oil made from sustainable materials.

Diriyah has hosted Formula E since 2018 and next year's races will be the third and fourth in a championship that starts in Chile.

Saudi Arabia is also due to host a Formula One race for the first time next year and that will also be at night, in Jeddah in November.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Next In Motorsport

Team owner and former F1 driver Adrian Campos dies at 60
Don't be fooled by appearances, says Mercedes' Allison
New sense of optimism at Williams, says Button
Button goes back to driving school ahead of Extreme test
Dirt track at Rossi ranch helps Morbidelli hit pay dirt
Esports-F1 Pro Series champion Opmeer joins Mercedes from Alfa Romeo
Sainz and Schumacher wait their turn as Ferrari start five-day test
Mercedes F1 boss Wolff out of quarantine after COVID-19 positive
Button to race for own team in Extreme E electric series
Motor racing: Ferrari sign first female driver to their academy

Stories You'll Enjoy


-->