19 Dec 18

2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix - the best of social

With the opening round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Saudi Arabia broadcast live on YouTube for the first time ever, the start of the series' fifth season saw Formula E become even more accessible than ever. And, with record levels of engagement over the weekend, you - our trusted fans and Formula E family - kept us very well informed of your thoughts, opinions, hopes and dreams. Well, we wouldn't have expected anything less to be honest. 

Here's a selection of the very best in social from the 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix. Just sit back and scroll.

 

massa makes his mark

Venturi Formula E's new recruit slinks past HWA Racelab's Stoffel Vandoorne, making his mark in the Saudi showdown. Despite finishing up in 17th, the Brazilian's not afraid to go for the undercut. 

Everyone knows BMW drivers can't park...

For BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver Antonio Felix da Costa, being on Pole was clearly a little too much for the 27-year-old as he struggled to get park his BMW iFE.18 at the front of the grid. New season nerves or just your typical BMW driver?

"The beginning of a new era"

The first ever circuit race in Saudi Arabia - check. The first time all 22 Gen2 cars hit the track - check. The first concert of its kind in the country - check. Welcome to not just a new era of Formula E but a new era in Saudi Arabia.  

Da Costa makes an entrance

...and not just because he was the first one home. While it might have been the BMW i drivers first podium in quite some time, our top three finishers took to the podium in spectacular style. Walk to the podium? Nah, we'll just drive there, thanks.  

Say hello to the class of 2018/19

With plenty of new drivers battling it out for the first time, it was Geox Dragon's Maximilian Guenther who was clearly the most excited about the first day of school.

New race, new era and new talents take to the track

After all the action from the 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix, a total of nine new faces took to the track for an in-season test the following day...all of them women. Read the full report here