Formula E teams full speed on pre-season testing ahead of Diriyah E Prix

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All Formula E teams joining Diriyah E Prix next month lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session. (Supplied photo)
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All Formula E teams joining Diriyah E Prix next month lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session. (Supplied photo)
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All Formula E teams joining Diriyah E Prix next month lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session. (Supplied photo)
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All Formula E teams joining Diriyah E Prix next month lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session. (Supplied photo)
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All Formula E teams joining Diriyah E Prix next month lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session. (Supplied photo)
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All Formula E teams joining Diriyah E Prix next month lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session. (Supplied photo)
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All Formula E teams joining Diriyah E Prix next month lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session. (Supplied photo)
Updated 22 November 2019

Formula E teams full speed on pre-season testing ahead of Diriyah E Prix

DUBAI: Formula E racing fans were treated to a preview of next month’s Diriyah E Prix when all 12 teams lined up at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain for a three-day pre-season testing session.

The teams, with newcomers Porsche and Mercedes-Benz EQ joining the roster, have been busy preparing for the new season – including the Valencia pre-season test on October 15 to 18 – that will feature the same Gen2 cars as the previous year with both attack mode and fan boost features being used for the second year in a row.

This year’s Diriyah E-Prix promises to eclipse the inaugural 2018 edition, with two races instead of one, being staged at the UNESCO world heritage site of Ad Diriyah.

DS Techeetah team’s Jean-Eric Vergne won the 2018/2019 season championship, making him the first Formula E driver in history to win multiple driver championships.


Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal says 10 players infected with COVID-19, requests match postponement

Updated 20 September 2020

Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal says 10 players infected with COVID-19, requests match postponement

  • Al-Hilal contacted AFC to request postponing Sunday's match against Shahr Khodro

RIYADH: The Saudi Al-Hilal team has officially requested to postpone its scheduled match on Sunday against its Iranian counterpart Shahr Khodro at Al-Janoub Stadium in the Qatari capital, Doha, in the fifth round of group stage of the AFC Champions League football competition.
The club published a statement on its official Twitter account saying it had contacted the AFC to request to postpone its match against the Iranian team after 10 players contracted COVID-19.
The club said it had “caused a major crisis in the team, after the number of players infected with the virus has now reached 15,” according to the statement.
Al-Hilal was looking to qualify for the next round, as they lead the group with 10 points from four matches, compared to seven points for Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor Tashkent and six for the UAE’s Shabab Al-Ahli Club club. Shahr Khodro are still without points.
Al-Hilal, who has suffered absences from many players due to coronavirus, needs to obtain only one point in order to qualify for the Round 16, pending the AFC’s response to the Saudi team’s request.