Formula E Planning Saudi Arabia Night Race

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Formula E is set to host a night race in Saudi Arabia next year.
Formula E is set to host a night race in Saudi Arabia next year.

LONDON – Diriyah, Saudi Arabia will host Formula E’s first all-electric night race as part of the upcoming ABB FIA Formula E World Championship calendar.

Formula E will light the track with low-consumption LED technology powered by fully renewable energy. Lighting the track with low-consumption LED technology will reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared to non-LED technologies.

The remaining energy needed to power the floodlighting will be fully renewable provided by high performing low-carbon certified hydrogenated vegetable oil made from sustainable materials.

“We are very proud to partner with Saudi to create Formula E’s first-ever night race,” said Alberto Longo, co-founder and chief championship officer of Formula E. “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 Diriyah E-Prix is scheduled for Feb. 26-27.