Formula E takes on a new track for the first time in FIA history

THERE’S a new stop in the ABB FIA Formula E calendar this weekend as the all-electric series goes racing in Tokyo, Japan.

The Formula E World Championship has a new location as Japan becomes the 24th country to host an E-Prix, and this is the 34th different venue to see racing action.

The electric single-seater championship will be the first of its kind to take to the streets of Tokyo.

Formula E is breaking new ground, as no FIA World Championship race has ever been held in this Japanese city.

“I can’t wait to be honest, it’s going to be an incredible circuit. I have driven it on the simulator and it’s tight, twisty and bumpy.”

Jake Dennis on Formula E’s The Added Lap Show

It’s a huge milestone for FE, as the 10th season of the series has kicked off with four races already seeing the chequered flag with different winners each time out.

Pascal Wehrlein won in Mexico City, followed by Jake Dennis taking first in Diriyah and Nick Cassidy winning the second race in the Saudi City, and finally the Brit Sam Bird winning the fourth round in Sao Paulo.

“I’m very excited to head to Tokyo, especially after such a strong weekend last time out in São Paulo. I think Tokyo is a great addition to the Formula E calendar, and I’m confident it’ll be a very exciting event. There are lots of different corner types and I’ve heard it’s particularly bumpy in some sections, so that’ll be an additional challenge.”

Sam Bird talking to McLaren on the new racing the new track.

The race will be taking place on Saturday, 30 March at 6:00 am UK time with qualifying just before, at 1:20 am. Practice 1 kicks off the racing action on Friday at 7:25 am and Practice 2 at 22:55 pm.