Formula E – the electric street racing series – provided a glimpse of the fully-electric single-seater in action along the Las Vegas Strip. The event was part of the program ahead of the Visa Vegas eRace on Saturday, January 7.
The all-electric Formula E car arrived in convoy with the Qualcomm Safety Car – the BMW i8 – and the new Jaguar I-PACE Concept on its first public demonstration, in the hands of Sam Bird (DS Virgin Racing), Antonio Felix da Costa (Andretti Formula E) and Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing).
The bespoke track for the Visa Vegas eRace incorporates the famous Las Vegas Strip
It is almost three years after the Spark-Renault SRT_01E made its debut in Las Vegas. Now all 20 Formula E drivers and 10 sim racers will test their skills on a bespoke track. It incorporates the famous Las Vegas Strip. The prize is really spectacular – $1 million – the biggest prize in eSports racing history.
The ground-breaking Visa Vegas eRace is taking place at The Venetian Hotel. It is a part of Sports Business Innovation on the 50th edition of CES. The race will happen on Saturday.
Formula E returns to US soil for the inaugural running of the New York City ePrix on July 15 and 16. This event will have the backdrop of Lower Manhattan as background of the purpose-built Brooklyn Street Circuit.