Everything you need to know about our first E-Prix
At the season six opener, two races will be held on the Diriyah street circuit – one on Friday and one on Saturday. The day before the first race, 21 November, there will be a brief shakedown.
Two free practice sessions are scheduled for the first race day, with the first session lasting 45 minutes and the second one 30 minutes.
In qualifying, the drivers are divided into four groups. They have to complete their fastest lap within six minutes in their respective groups. The top six out of all the groups qualify for the 20-minute Super Pole, which decides who will take on the race from the first, second and third rows of the grid.
The race lasts for 45 minutes plus one lap. The programme for race two on Saturday is almost identical, but there is only one 45-minute practice session.
The 2.494-km street circuit in Diriyah is one of the most demanding tracks on the Formula E race calendar. The track consists of 21 turns and also has one of the longest straights.
All the qualifying sessions and races from the Diriyah E-Prix will be broadcast live on Eurosport. The times (CET) of the international broadcast are as follows:
Qualifying 1: Eurosport 1, 22 November 2019, 8:55 – 10:10
Race 1: Eurosport 1, 22 November 2019, 13:00 – 14:00
Qualifying 2: Eurosport 1, 23 November 2019, 8:55 – 10:05
Race 2: Eurosport 1, 23 November 2019, 13:00 – 14:00