The BBC is going to continue to air the premier electric racing championship free to air in the UK.

Live coverage will air on BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website, with some races also airing live on BBC television channels.

In 2020, the BBC showed the Marrakesh E-Prix live with bespoke coverage from presenter Jennie Gow, XE racer Jamie Chadwick and Mercedes test driver Gary Paffett.

Races that weren’t covered live used the in house FE team with Vernon Kay and Dario Franchitti among others.

Coverage will begin with Formula E’s first races as an FIA World Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on February 26 & 27, 2021.

In 2021, Formula E and BBC Global News are also partnering to produce a set of pioneering online films to bring the all-electric motorsport to a new, digital audience around the world. The films will showcase meaningful fan stories from behind the scenes of the Formula E World Championship.

Aarti Dabas, Chief Media Officer of Formula E, said: “Extending our partnership with the BBC gives us the platform to bring the unpredictable action of our all-electric racing to people in the UK on mainstream channels and the popular BBC digital channels, as we also look to engage the next generation of sports fans around the world with our BBC Global News content partnership.”

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