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Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix

Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix

Formula E Racing Drivers Sam Bird, Rene Rast and Jake Hughes meet with players from the Saudi Pro League Champions, Al Hilal, ahead of the 2023 Core Diriyah E-Prix


Ahead of the CORE Diriyah E-Prix that will be commencing this weekend, Formula E race drivers Sam Bird, René Rast and Jake Hughes met up with some of Saudi Arabia’s biggest football heroes, the players of Al Hilal.

Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix
Sam Bird, JAGUAR TCS RACING and Jake Hughes and Rene Rast NEOM MCLAREN pose with players from Al Hilal Football club Drivers visit to Al Hilal Football club

René Rast and Jake Hughes from NEOM McLaren Formula E team, as well as Sam Bird from the Jaguar TCS Racing joined a training session with the famed Saudi Pro League champions and 18-time winners, Al Hilal for a small, friendly kickabout session in Riyadh. 

Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix

The drivers got a chance to test their skills alongside the club’s first-team players including Saudi Arabia renowned player Salem Al Dawsari, who scored the winning goal in the Saudi’s 2-1 win against Argentina at the FIFA 2022 World Cup. They also met Saudi Arabia’s national team captain Salman Al Faraj

Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix
Sam Bird, JAGUAR TCS RACING, Jake Hughes and Rene Rast, NEOM MCLAREN pose wearing shirts and play football at Al Hilal Football club

 The 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix is a double header of races in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship that will be taking place this Friday and Saturday. Rounds 2 and 3 take place on a street circuit surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Diriyah. 

Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix
Mahindra driver Jehan Daruvala poses with Al Hilal goalkeeper Abdullah Al-Mayouf as he visits Al Hilal Football club

Fans attending the 2023 CORE Diriyah E-Prix will get their first look at the all new GEN3 for the first time, which is the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric race car ever built. Capable of 200mph / 322kph, the 22 drivers will push the world’s most advanced electric racing car to the limit as they navigate the 21 turn, 2.495km circuit.

Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix
Sam Bird, JAGUAR TCS RACING, Jake Hughes and Rene Rast, NEOM MCLAREN pose wearing shirts at Al Hilal Football club

Fans will get to enjoy electric performances from international artists, including John Legend, French Montana, Miguel and DJ Martin Garrix who will be performing during the post race concerts over the weekend.

Getting Geared Up for the Upcoming Core Diriyah E-Prix
Sam Bird, JAGUAR TCS RACING, Jake Hughes and Rene Rast, NEOM MCLAREN pose wearing shirts at Al Hilal Football club

Ticket holders can enjoy a full day of entertainment for the whole family in the Allianz Fan Village with racing simulators in the gaming arena, as well as live music performances, street food and more.

 

Tickets are still available, starting at 100 SAR.

Website: diriyahseason.sa


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