The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship sees famous faces in 2023

Supermodel Winnie Harlow and Actor Lucien Laviscount attend the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah

With the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship taking place in Diriyah over the last weekend, the event saw intense races with thousands of fans watching as 22 of the fastest, lightest, and most powerful electric race cars ever built, the GEN3, raced for the second time this weekend. 

Among the famed attendees was Winnie Harlow, founder of her own skincare brand as well as model and activist, commenting, “The experience at Formula E is unmatched and I’ve really enjoyed the vibe, people, atmosphere, and racing. I’ve been to Saudi Arabia a few times and always have a great experience, so I love that Formula E is in Diriyah.” She added, “Living in a more sustainable world and being able to enjoy motorsports at the same time is incredible.”  Winnie experienced track- life with the racers and even watched French Montana and John Legend perform to fans attending the race. 

Lucien Laviscount

The event brought along a number of other notable names, including and not limited to Emily in Paris star Lucien Laviscount, with performances from other renowned artists such as Martin Garrix and Miguel. Speaking about the event on Friday, Lucien commented, “I’m a massive fan of motorsport and anything to do with cars. Seeing the new GEN3 race car on track for the first time was insane. It looks like a fighter jet on wheels and sounds like it’s from a sci-fi movie. Formula E is leading the world in electric car innovation. I’m in line for an electric vehicle and this has really given me a taste.”  As well as this, the live TV race coverage was presented by Vernon Kay.

Lucien Laviscount and Jake Dennis

In previous years and races, Formula E has built a popular fan base, among whom are popular celebrities, such as Idris Elba, Cara Delevingne, Kylie Minogue, Sienna Miller, Ellie Goulding, and Jaden Smith amongst others who have attended Formula E races in the past.

Occurring on the Diriyah Street Circuit, just outside of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, which encircles the walls of the historic Diriyah, UNESCO World Heritage site. A favorite among the racers, the Diriyah Street Circuit is also one of the most demanding circuits as it demands balancing energy management and outright pace from the drivers. Teams from iconic manufacturers including McLaren, Maserati, Porsche, Jaguar, and Nissan compete in Formula E.

The CORE Diriyah E-Prix track, has the latest low-power LED technology lights within its circuit, lighting up the night races within the 16-race championship calendar. These lights reduce energy consumption by up to 50% compared to non-LED lights and are powered by sustainably-sourced biofuel generators.

Lucien Laviscount

The following race of the 2023 series will take place in Hyderabad, India on Saturday 11th February 2023 … Stay tuned! 


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