13 Nov 18

BBC to air every Formula E race for 2018/19 season in UK

With a brand new season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship around the corner - with new cars, new drivers, new cities and new rules - we're giving you another a brand new way to watch all the wheel-to-wheel action.

Airing live on the BBC for the first time ever, every race of the 2018/19 season will be available to watch on the via the BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer and BBC red button. The news comes less than two weeks after we announced our brand new influencer led show on YouTube. 

Alongside all online and digital coverage of the electric street racing series, one E-Prix will also be transmitted live on BBC network television this coming season.

“The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will continue to be broadcast to the masses and across a variety of platforms in the UK," said Ali Russell, Media & Business Development Director at Formula E.

"It’s imperative that Formula E remained on a free-to-air network in such an important territory and key market for motorsport.

"What better place to showcase some of the best and most competitive racing than on the BBC. We’re fully-charged and ready for the new season on the streets of the most recognisable cities - and this year promises to be more intense and unpredictable than ever.”

Starting with the season opener in Saudi Arabia on December 15, the Championship heads to Marrakesh (January 12) before rolling on to Santiago, Chile (January 26) followed by Mexico City, Hong Kong and Sanya before the Championship touches down in Europe for the Rome E-Prix on April 13. 

“It’s great news that live motorsport is returning to our screens at the BBC," said Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport.

"I’ve no doubt the upcoming season will bring with it some exciting wheel-to-wheel moments and we can’t wait for it to begin.”

With more action and more ways to watch Formula E - via the BBC, YouTube as well as traditional broadcasters - the 2018/19 season of Formula E promises to be the best yet. Until December 15, keep it locked to FIAFormulaE.com for all the latest news and features.