On Friday, the rounds of the second leg of the ABB Formula E World Championship will begin in the historic Diriyah for the fifth time in a row in Saudi Arabia.
Over two days, the second and third rounds will continue on January 27 and 28, 2023 under the name (Core Diriyah E-Prix 2023), within the competitions of the ninth season of the championship, which is one of the activities of the Diriyah season 2022.
Twenty-two competitors, representing 11 teams from different countries of the world, will participate in the “Core Diriyah E-Prix” 2023, who will compete on the Diriyah circuit, which has a length of 2.495 km. The racetrack will rely on LED lighting, designed to reduce energy consumption by up to 50%.
Regarding the Diriyah Formula E races, the distinguished Abdulaziz Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, affirmed that it has always enjoyed excitement and rivalry among the drivers, and this gives it a great public and media follow-up at the local and international levels, and its establishment in “Diriyah” gives the race a different character due to the history and legacy that this region dear to us bears. Big.
It is noteworthy that the first round of the ABB Formula E world championship was held in Mexico, while Saudi Arabia, specifically Diriyah, will host the second and third rounds. The contestants are in Cape Town, the capital of South Africa, with the rounds then moving to Brazil, Germany, Monaco, Indonesia, America and Italy, so that the United Kingdom will be the last stop in the ABB Formula E season in the ninth edition.
Eleven teams represented by 22 competitors will compete in this edition of the ABB Formula E World Championship race: the Jaguar TCS team represented by British Sam Bird, New Zealander Mitch Evans, and the Nissan Formula E team represented by Frenchman Sasha. Fenistraz and his compatriot Norman Natto, along with the ABT Cobra team led by Swiss Nico Muller and South African Kevin Dan Lind, and the Avalanche Andretti Formula E team includes German Andre Lotterer and British Jacques Dennis, while the Mahindra Racing team is represented. Brazilian Lucas de Grassi, Briton Oliver Rowland, and the “Neum 333 Racing” team, led by Brazilian Sergio City Camara, Briton and Dan Tectam, enter.
The “Tag Heuer Formula E” team is looking for an advanced position in the 2023 Cours Diriyah E Prix, through its German drivers Pascal Wehrlein and the Portuguese Antonio Felix Da Costa, and the “NEOM McLaren Formula E” team aspires to win these two rounds, through its representatives. British Jake Higgs and German Rene Rast, and the “DS Pesci” team itself hopes to get an advanced rank when it enters the race, through its drivers, Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne and Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, while the Swiss “Masaratti MSG” team is represented by Eduardo Mortara, Germany’s Maximilian Gunter, Switzerland’s Sebastian Yuemi and New Zealander Nick Cassidy defend the Invention Racing team.
As for the previous version of Formula E Diriyah in 2022, Diriyah hosted the first and second rounds of the eighth season, where Dutchman Nick de Vries, driver of the “Mercedes-Benz EQ” team, won the first round, while the second round was won by Swiss Eduardo Mortara, driver of the “Rocket Venturi” team. Racing – Monaco.