New York City, USA |01 Aug, 2018

All the stars from the 2018 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix

We're used to spotting a few familiar faces in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. This season alone, we've seen the likes of Idris Elba, Nico Rosberg, Kylie Minogue, Sienna Miller and Orlando Bloom take to the track either behind the wheel of our very own Formula E car or rubbing shoulders with the drivers on the grid.

Rounding off the season in true style, the 2018 Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix welcomed more famous faces than we could shake a selfie stick at. With both Grey's Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey and Liv Tyler taking the Formula E championship car out for a spin, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding was seen wishing DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird all the best ahead of his championship title test, while Uma Thurman and David Gandy looked on from the Panasonic Jaguar Racing garage. But that's just the half of it - scroll down for all the celebrity highlights from the season finale in New York.

Liv Tyler takes to the track


"It was amazing - it all happened so fast - it was such a rush!" said Lord of the Rings star Liv Tyler as she jumped out of the car after lapping the track. Despite battling to keep the car facing in the right direction, Tyler relied upon her years of go-karting as a youngster to emerge from the 2.373km Brooklyn circuit unscathed. Seems she could teach the drivers a thing or two.

Ellie Goulding backs Bird


For British singer-songwriter, Ellie Goulding, DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird was the man of the moment as she headed onto the grid on Saturday to wish the fellow British driver all the best ahead of the race. Despite the words of encouragement, Bird still couldn't topple championship leader Jean-Eric Vergne, as the Techeetah driver went on to be crowned Season 4 champion.

First time at Formula E for Natalie Dormer


For Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, she was straight to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing garage after attending Liv Tyler's 1920s themed house party the night before. Helping her get to grips with all-electric street racing was former champ and Jaguar driver Nelson Piquet Jn.

Patrick Dempsey gets behind the wheel


Actor, model, racing driver and race team owner - call him what you want but Patrick Dempsey's one of the only actors in Hollywood who can comfortably pilot a Porshe around Le Mans and bring home the silverware to prove it. Not wanting to miss out, the 52-year-old jumped in the car and took it out on track for a few trial laps. "It took a bit of getting used to the brakes," he admitted after overshooting the turn and narrowly missing the wall. "It's exciting and it's nice to see the potential here...it's just going to really accelerate!" said Dempsey, fresh from his hot lap.

Family outing for Uma Thurman


With fans of all ages flocking through the gates over the weekend, actress Uma Thurman brought her two children along for the grid walk, just moments before the race. "I love racing cars - that's why I'm here," she said, glancing over as frontman Jean-Eric Vergne climbed into his car. "This is my first Formula E race, so I'm really excited. The silence of the cars is just amazing - it's the future."

David Gandy goes all-electric


Not only well-dressed but also well-known within motorsport circles, David Gandy couldn't resist dropping into the E-Prix to show his support for Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jn. over at Jaguar Panasonic Racing. With a penchant for classic cars, Gandy subbed petrol power for Jag's all-electric I-Pace as his prefered method of transport to the race. Sounds good to us.

Nico Rosberg sees the season out


Last but certainly not least was former driver Nico Rosberg, spotted on the gird and in the paddock ahead of the season finale. After he became an investor and shareholder in Formula E, Rosberg's been a regular guest at E-Prix all over the world in Season 4, most notably the BMW i Berlin E-Prix where he drove the Gen2 car through the heart of the city for its first public debut.