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Diriyah E-Prix Due To Return in 2025 on Brand New Circuit in Historical Diriyah
Diriyah E-Prix Due To Return in 2025 on Brand New Circuit in Historical Diriyah

The Diriyah E-Prix is set to return on a brand new circuit in the historical city of Diriyah from February 14th to 15th, 2025. 

As the third stop in the Formula E season, the 2 day event marks the 7th edition of the race in Saudi Arabia as part of the 17 race Formula E season, which spans 11 locations.

This exciting event promises cutting edge, eco-friendly racing in a historic location.

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Diriyah E-Prix

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Located in the heart of Saudi Arabia, Diriyah is the birthplace of the Saudi Kingdom and a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site

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This impressive city is the breathtaking setting for the thrilling Diriyah E-Prix, where fans can witness the fusion of historic charm and cutting-edge technology as electric race cars speed through its winding streets and stunning architecture. 

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This one-of-a-kind sporting event offers spectators an unparalleled experience. As the seventh edition of the Diriyah E-Prix unfolds, this prestigious event stands as a testament to the Kingdom’s unwavering commitment to sustainability and its role as a driving force in the transition towards a greener future.

The All-New Diriyah Circuit

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While the details of the revamped circuit remain shrouded in anticipation, one thing is certain – this track will push the limits of electric racing like never before. 

Designed to challenge the skills and endurance of the world’s finest drivers, the new layout promises to deliver a spectacle, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.

The Spectacle of Electric Racing

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The Diriyah E-Prix is a pivotal event within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, a trailblazing series that has captured the imagination of motorsports enthusiasts worldwide. 

This season, the championship will span an unprecedented 17 races across 11 iconic venues, kicking off in São Paulo on December 7th, 2024, and culminating with a double-header finale in ExCeL London on July 26th and 27th, 2025.

The GEN3 EVO

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As the Diriyah E-Prix prepares to take center stage, all eyes will be on the revolutionary GEN3 EVO race car. This state-of-the-art electric marvel boasts astonishing acceleration capabilities, rocketing from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 1.82 seconds – a staggering 36% faster than its predecessor. 

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With its cutting-edge technology and sleek design, the GEN3 EVO is poised to redefine the boundaries of electric racing.

An Exciting Calendar 

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  • São Paulo, Brazil (December 7th, 2024): The season opener promises to set the stage for an electrifying campaign.
  • Mexico City, Mexico (January 11th, 2025): The vibrant streets of Mexico City will play host to the second round of the championship.
  • Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (February 14th and 15th, 2025): The historic city of Diriyah takes center stage with its brand-new circuit, offering a weekend filled with high-octane action.
  • Miami, United States (April 12th, 2025): The championship triumphantly returns to Miami after a hiatus with an all-new location at the iconic Homestead-Miami Speedway.
  • Monaco (May 3rd and 4th, 2025): In a first for the Principality, Monaco will host separate back-to-back races on the legendary Circuit de Monaco, promising an unforgettable spectacle.
  • Tokyo, Japan (May 17th and 18th, 2025): Following the success of the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix, this double-header event promises to captivate the world’s most populous city.
  • Shanghai, China (May 31st and June 1st, 2025): The championship heads to Shanghai for another thrilling double-header.
  • Jakarta, Indonesia (June 21st, 2025): After a one-year hiatus, Jakarta returns to the calendar, offering a chance to entertain the passionate Indonesian fanbase.
  • Berlin, Germany (July 12th and 13th, 2025): The penultimate round takes place in the heart of Berlin, setting the stage for an electrifying finale.
  • London, United Kingdom (July 26th and 27th, 2025): The season culminates with a double-header in ExCeL London, promising an unforgettable conclusion to the championship.

Formula E’s Net-Zero Carbon Footprint

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As the world’s first all-electric FIA World Championship, Formula E has been a trailblazer in sustainable innovation since its inception. 

Certified as net-zero carbon, this pioneering series has set a benchmark for eco-friendly motorsports, demonstrating that high-performance racing and environmental responsibility coexist harmoniously.

Celebrating Saudi’s Cultural Heritage

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The Diriyah E-Prix is a testament to the future of sustainable racing and a celebration of Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage. 

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As the ancient city of Diriyah hosts this cutting-edge event, it symbolizes the seamless fusion of tradition and modernity, showcasing the Kingdom’s commitment to preserving its past while embracing the innovations of tomorrow.

A Platform for Global Collaboration

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Beyond the thrill of the race, the Diriyah E-Prix serves as a platform for global collaboration and progress. 

By bringing together the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, engineers, and visionaries, this event fosters an environment of innovation and exchange, driving the development of sustainable technologies that can shape the future of transportation and contribute to a greener, more sustainable world.

Unforgetfull Experience Awaits

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As the world eagerly awaits the unveiling of the brand-new circuit in Diriyah, one thing is certain: the Diriyah E-Prix is poised to captivate audiences worldwide with its perfect blend of cutting-edge technology, sustainable innovation, and adrenaline-fueled racing action. 

So, buckle up and get ready to witness the future of motorsports unfold before your very eyes.

More Saudi’s Motorsports Ventures

Qiddiya Speed Park Track

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The Qiddiya Investment Company has unveiled plans for Qiddiya City’s newest attraction, the Speed Park Track, set to establish itself as a premier venue for Saudi Motorsport and a prominent global destination. 

Designed by experienced race drivers, including renowned former Austrian Formula One racer Alex Wurz, the track boasts a thrilling layout encompassing 21 turns and an impressive elevation gain of 108 meters per lap, weaving through Qiddiya’s breathtaking mountainous terrain. 

Against the backdrop of the world’s tallest rollercoaster at Six Flags Qiddiya City and a vibrant water theme park, drivers will navigate the Speed Park Track, offering an exhilarating experience amidst various entertainment options.

SEVEN Indoor Karting Attractions

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SEVEN has collaborated with Formula E to introduce the first-ever indoor karting experiences in the country. 

These karting attractions, located at four SEVEN entertainment destinations in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, and Abha, are set to provide an exceptional and high-quality racing adventure for thrill-seekers. The partnership also aims to boost the development of Motorsports in Saudi Arabia.

The PIF’s Electric 360 Partnership

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The Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia has recently entered into a multi-year collaboration named Electric 360, encompassing all three international electric Motorsport championships. 

This strategic alliance involves Formula E, Extreme E, and E1 Powerboat racing to catalyze the global expansion of electric Motorsports.

Currently, the PIF has a 5% ownership in Formula E and a substantial 50% stake in Extreme E, focusing on off-road racing. As part of this partnership, thrilling races will be featured in Saudi Arabia, including the annual Formula E event in the historic city of Diriyah.

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