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Diriyah E-prix I (2019)

Saudi Arabia Riyadh Street Circuit
22 Nov - 22 Nov
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How FE's established stars eclipsed their famous new rivals

Ahead of the new Formula E season, much of the focus was on the new Mercedes and Porsche teams. These two squads did shine in Diriyah, but it was two returning teams that scooped the top silverware, and another had captivating tribulations

Jani couldn't see starting lights in Riyadh opener

Porsche Formula E driver Neel Jani says he couldn’t see the starting lights from where he was positioned on the grid, causing him to lose a place on the opening lap of the Diriyah E-Prix.

Hartley’s Formula E debut ends with double penalty

Ex-Formula 1 driver Brendon Hartley said his Formula E debut “wasn't a very successful first day on the job” after finishing 19th in the Diriyah E-Prix with two separate penalties.

Vandoorne shrugs off robust move to take Diriyah E-Prix lead

Mercedes Formula E driver Stoffel Vandoorne insists that his move to pass BMW Andretti’s Alexander Sims for the lead of the Diriyah E-Prix which resulted in contact was “nothing too major for FE standards”.

Diriyah E-Prix: Bird wins, podiums for Porsche and Mercedes

Envision Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird won the 2019-20 Formula E season-opening Diriyah E-Prix ahead of Porsche’s Andre Lotterer and Mercedes’ Stoffel Vandoorne as FE’s new teams took debut podiums.

Diriyah E-Prix: BMW's Sims beats Mercedes duo to pole

BMW Andretti’s Alexander Sims claimed pole for the 2019-20 Formula E season-opening Diriyah E-Prix ahead of ex-Formula 1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne, as the 2018-19 championship leaders qualified down the order.

Diriyah E-Prix: Bird leads da Costa in practice

Envision Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird set the fast time across the practice sessions for the 2019-20 Formula E season-opening Diriyah E-Prix, where the drivers struggled with the new low-grip surface.

How new track surface could impact Riyadh Formula E race

The track surface at Formula E’s Diriyah E-Prix circuit has been largely re-laid ahead of the 2019 event following the drainage issues that blighted the inaugural event last year.

Porsche expecting "tough" Formula E debut in Riyadh

Neel Jani thinks the season-opening Formula E round in Riyadh could be a “tough one” for Porsche as it makes its category debut at a track familiar to its rivals.