As the day gave way to a stunning starry sky, it was much the same as the new knockout qualifying format lead into a stunning display of racing action in the 2022 Diriyah E-Prix and the first round of Season 8
Mercedes-EQ dominated the proceedings as Nyck de Vries capitalised on a mistake by teammate Stoffel Vandoorne, and in a copy of last 2021 the Dutchman took another season opening victory - becoming only the third driver in Formula E's history to repeat this feat.
All-electric street racing is back for even more action tomorrow, don't miss out and find out all the ways to watch what is expected to be another thrilling race on these historic streets.
In the meantime, take a swipe through some of the best shots from the first race of the season.
Published on 28th January 2022