Middle East all set for Formula E debut in 2019
The Formula E Championship is set to make its debut in the Middle East next season in Riyadh, with the Saudi Arabian capital scheduled to host the opening round of Season 5 in December. The electric street racing series will bring international motorsport to the Saudi Arabia for the first time – as part of a 10-year agreement with the General Sports Authority and Saudi Arabian Motor Federation. It will also usher in the next generation cars in Riyadh. Pending confirmation of the calendar by the FIA World Motor Sport Council, the race will see Formula E cars navigate the streets of the picturesque Ad Diriyah district. Further details on the location and circuit layout will be revealed in due course.