Blomqvist excited for Formula E season-opener

Tom Blomqvist is excited to get the 2020-21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship underway, which begins with a double-header in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia this weekend.

The double-header will see Tom make his eagerly-anticipated return to Formula E with NIO 333 FE Team and see the series stage its first-ever night race.


Arriving fresh from his winning weekend at the Asian Le Mans Series finale in Abu Dhabi, where the 27-year-old claimed victory in both races, Tom is keen to get started and hit the track for the opening practice session.


After a delayed start, the championship begins in earnest this weekend with two races around the floodlit scenes of the At-Turaif UNESCO World Heritage site. The 2.49km circuit offers a fast and flowing challenge for drivers.


The first Free Practice session takes place on Thursday afternoon at 18:15 local time (15:15 GMT). The action continues on Friday with the second Free Practice session at 14:00 local time (11:00 GMT) followed by Qualifying at 16:00 (13:00 GMT). The opening race of the season is scheduled for 20:00 local time (17:00 GMT) on Friday evening.


Returning on Saturday, the teams will make use of a third and final Free Practice session at 13:45 (10:45 GMT) before Qualifying for Round Two at 16:00 (13:00 GMT). The second race will then take place at 20:00 (17:00 GMT) once again to close out the weekend.


You can tune in to live coverage across the weekend with Qualifying and the E-Prix set to be streamed live across the BBC - on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Red Button.

“It’s great to finally be here for the start of the season,” Tom said. “It’s been a long wait but we’re ready to get started and can’t wait for the challenge ahead of us. Testing in Valencia feels like a long time ago so I’m looking forward to getting back in the car, particularly for Formula E’s first-ever night race. It’s going to be a busy weekend with two races but it will also be really exciting as we all know just how thrilling these races can be.”


Image courtesy of NIO 333 FE Team..

Mark Blundell Partners © 2020

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