Formula E – the electric street racing series – provided a glimpse of the fully-electric single-seater in action along the Las Vegas Strip 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).
Almost three years after the Spark-Renault SRT_01E made its debut in Las Vegas, all 20 Formula E drivers and 10 sim racers will test their skills on a bespoke track, incorporating the famous Las Vegas Strip, for the opportunity to win a share of $1 million – the biggest prize in eSports racing history.
The ground-breaking Visa Vegas eRace is taking place at The Venetian Hotel as part of Sports Business Innovation at 16:00 (PST) on the 50th edition of CES on Saturday.
Formula E returns to US soil for the inaugural running of the New York City ePrix on July 15 and 16, against the backdrop of Lower Manhattan on the purposed-built Brooklyn Street Circuit.