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Flag of Riyadh Ad Diriyah E-Prix
Ad Diriyah E-Prix Poster 2019
E-Prix Details
Name SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix
Location Flag of Saudi Arabia Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
No. Held 1
Circuit Flag of Riyadh Ad Diriyah Street Circuit
Previous Circuits {{{previouscircuits}}}
First Race Flag of Saudi Arabia 2018 Ad Diriyah E-Prix
Last Race unknown
Only Race unknown
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of Saudi Arabia 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix
Pole Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa {{{qualifying}}}
First Second Third
Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa {{{{{natsecond}}}}} unknown {{{{{natthird}}}}} unknown
Fastest lap Flag of Germany André Lotterer {{{fastestlap}}}

The Ad Diriyah E-Prix is an ABB FIA Formula E Championship race, staged in the town of Ad Diriyah, frequently referred to simply as Diriyah (الدرعية‎ in Arabic), in Saudi Arabia.[1] The city if Ad Diriyah, a former home of the Saudi royal family, was the first middle-eastern host of the Formula E Championship when it staged the 2018 Ad Diriyah E-Prix on the 15 December 2018.[2]

City History

The area around Ad Diriyah was at the heart of the Expedition of Muhammad ibn Maslamah which took place here in July, 627AD, becoming a stronghold in the heart of Saudi Arabia.[1] However, the first proper reference to Diriyah as a town appeared upon its foundation in 1446-7 by Mani' Al-Muraydi, an ancestor of the Saudi royal family.[1] From then Diriyah would grow to become the principle town in the Nejd, before forming the centre of Muhammad ibn Saud's regime in 1744.[1]

From Capital to Culture

Diriyah became an economic powerhouse in Arabia as the Saud regime expanded, only to be severely destroyed twice after the Ottoman-Saudi War of 1811 to 1818.[1] The city was steadily rebuilt after 1824, and again after 1902, although its status as the Saudi capital was removed to nearby Riyadh as the ancient structures disappeared.[1] The new town of Diriyah was formed around the surviving ruins of old city, which subsequently became a major tourist attraction in the area.[1]

Formula E History

Ahead of the 2018 Berlin E-Prix it was revealed that Saudi Arabia had signed a deal to host the opening round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship, with the capital of Riyadh listed as host.[3] This was subsequently changed to Ad Diriyah on the official calendar, released ahead of the 2018 Zürich E-Prix, before the circuit itself was revealed in September 2018.[4]

Circuit History

Records

A full list of records for the Ad Diriyah E-Prix are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Ad Diriyah E-Prix:

Ad Diriyah E-Prix E-Prix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia 2018 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix[4] Ad Diriyah Street Circuit 15 December 2018[2] Flag of Portugal António Félix da Costa Report
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia 2019 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix[4] Ad Diriyah Street Circuit 22 November 2019[5] Report
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia 2019 SAUDIA Ad Diriyah E-Prix[4] Ad Diriyah Street Circuit 23 November 2019[5] Report

Ad Diriyah Street Circuit

The circuit records for the Ad Diriyah Street Circuit are outlined below:

References

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References:

  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Wiki
  2. 2.0 2.1 'ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5', info.fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 07/06/2018), http://info.fiaformulae.com/season-5-calendar/, (Accessed 07/06/2018)
  3. 'Formula E to race in Riyadh for opening round of Season 5', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 17/05/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/may/formula-e-to-race-in-riyadh-for-opening-round-of-season-5/, (Accessed 17/05/2018)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 'Formula E signs Saudi Arabian Airlines as official Airline Partner', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 25/09/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/september/formula-e-signs-saudi-arabian-airlines-as-official-airline-partner/, (Accessed 25/09/2018)
  5. 5.0 5.1 '2019/20 calendar revealed: London and Seoul star in sixth Formula E campaign', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/2019-20-season-calendar-revealed, (Accessed 14/06/2019)
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