Formula E is returning to Saudi Arabia this year
Formula One's much younger cousin, Formula E is returning to Saudi Arabia later this year. The race is expecting record crowds of up to 100,000 for the November 22-23 event.
Last year’s Ad Diriyah E-Prix included performances from David Guetta, Enrique Iglesias, One Republic and the Black-Eyed Peas, as part of the racing championship’s debut in the Middle East.
Now, Formula E’s return for the 2019 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix promises to eclipse the inaugural year with two races, instead of one, being staged at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ad Diriyah.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will return to Saudi Arabia with more action, with Porsche and Mercedes competing for the first time, boosting the number of cars on the track.
The 2019 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix will be the second year of a 10-year partnership between ABB FIA Formula E and the General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation (SAMF).
Last year saw travellers from 80 different countries flock to the event, taking advantage of the first-ever 30-day tourism visas issued under the new online Sharek immigration system.