Formula E, motorsport’s most competitive world championship, returns to the streets of Diriyah on Friday, 26 January and Saturday, 27 January
- Spectacular double-header of night races in store featuring exciting racing, exhilarating battles and world’s best drivers
- Tickets are available from SAR100 through FIA Formula E website
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA: -: Formula E today announced that tickets are still available ahead of the 2024 Diriyah E-Prix, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship mainstay that returns with back-to-back evening races on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January.
Riyadh’s biggest racing moment of the year and a must-attend event for all sports fans, the Diriyah E-Prix once again welcomes the world’s best drivers for Rounds 2 and 3 of the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Following five successive editions since 2018, the Diriyah E-Prix is a major fixture in the international Formula E and motorsport calendars. Having garnered increased attention, influence, and popularity, the event has become a powerful driving force for positive change, supporting the Saudi Ministry of Sport’s ambitions to grow sport at every level throughout the Kingdom.
With more people following and participating in motorsport than ever before in Saudi Arabia, the 2024 Diriyah E-Prix is destined to present a weekend of electrified entertainment for all while showcasing the population’s ever-increasing demand for all things motorsports.
Carlo Boutagy, Founder and CEO of CBX, promoter of the Diriyah E-Prix, said: “We’re thrilled that the Diriyah E-Prix is returning for a sixth successive year and we can’t wait for the action to get underway. The year-long wait for world-class motorsport on the streets of Diriyah is almost over and this time around, we can promise that the 2024 Diriyah E-Prix will be the biggest and best yet.
“Recent years have really shown the ever-growing appetite for motorsports and Formula E here in Saudi. With each edition comes more on-track excitement, more entertainment around the venue, and higher attendances featuring fans new and old. This makes for another incredible event in a few weeks’ time and everyone should purchase tickets before they sell out.”
Live from the Diriyah Steet Circuit, visitors can expect exciting racing and exhilarating battles in this epic double-header in the dark. While illuminating the historic desert surroundings of the UNESCO World Heritage site at At-Turaif, the world’s most competitive motorsport will provide the ultimate all-electric racing spectacle under the lights in Diriyah.
Besides on-track thrills and an unforgettable race experience, the Diriyah E-Prix offers a sensational mix of sport, music, and entertainment with GRAMMY-nominated American boyband Backstreet Boys headlining a line-up of unmissable artists including Egyptian rock band Cairokee, Dutch DJ Afrojack, American pop rock band OneRepublic, superstar Nancy Ajram and Swedish DJ and music producer Alesso.
With a weekend of supercharged action fast approaching, fans can secure their seats through the FIA Formula E website where grandstand and general admission tickets are available from SAR 100.
Ahead of the races, which start at 8pm AST on both days, ticketholders can enjoy a full day of entertainment for the whole family in the Allianz Fan Village, with racing simulators in the gaming arena, plus live music performances, street food, and much more.
The Diriyah E-Prix races are part of Saudi Arabia’s investment in sport, which aims to inspire its people to enjoy active and healthy lives as part of the country’s Vision 2030 cultural transformation. From its investments in grassroots infrastructure through to hosting international events – including motorsport, football, tennis, and boxing – the country’s Ministry of Sport has helped inspire a 48% increase in weekly sports participation among the local population. The number of Saudi-based sports federations is also up from 32 in 2015 to 97.