Formula E announced today that Diriyah will host the series’ first night race in Season Seven.
Returning to Saudi Arabia for the third season in a row, the historic double-header will take place on the 26th and 27th of February in 2021.
In line with the all-electric series focus on sustainable practices and raising awareness of climate change, the track will be illuminated with low-consumption LED technology which is powered by fully renewable energy.
Formula E once again will be pushing the boundaries of innovative thinking as the lights will be reducing energy consumption by up to fifty per cent in comparison to non-LED technologies.
Alberto Longo, Co-Founder and chief championship officer of Formula E is confident the race will be spectacular and will even produce new elements of racing action on track.
“We are very proud to partner with Saudi to create Formula E’s first-ever night race. I am confident the race will be spectacular and lead to a style of competitive action we haven’t seen before. As with everything we do, our first thought was about how to bring our sporting vision to life in a sustainable way. Before we innovate our racing product we must be confident we can maintain the standards of sustainable practice we hold ourselves accountable to.”
The Saudi Minister of sport, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Alfaisal Al Saud, was enthusiastic about Formula E bringing another first to Diriyah.
“In 2019, Diryah was the first to host back to back races during a race weekend in the region and now once again we will make sporting history. It is very fitting that a place so ancient will showcase the latest in sustainable technology as Diriyah lights up to shine bright for the world to see. We look forward to the dramatic racing and incredible scenes that are guaranteed to unfold under the lights.”