FIA Formula E is Coming to Channel 5

/ 6 September 2016

We are delighted to have announced that we will be broadcasting the FIA Formula E Championship for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. Channel 5 will broadcast all FIA Formula E events live, with sister channel Spike broadcasting the qualifying rounds.

Formula E is the first all-electric motor racing series, with major players from the world of motor sport taking part. The championship is fought over by ten teams, made up of two drivers in each event across the globe, from Buenos Aires to Berlin, Mexico City to Monaco. Many of the drivers have Formula One credentials including Nick Heidfeld, Nelson Piquet Jr. and current Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi.

The sport not only embraces future technologies within motoring and motor sports, FIA Formula E also encourages fans to interact with the drivers and the sport via social media, with fans being able to vote for their favourites drivers to receive extra power or ‘FanBoost’.

The season kicks off on 9th October with coverage live from Hong Kong with Channel 5 showing every race up until New York on 30th July. FIA Formula E will complement Channel 5’s existing sport programming including EFL highlights, Test Cricket programming and boxing.