Formula E in Diriyya: Friday's qualifying groups at a glance
In Saudi Arabia it gets serious: At the Diriyya E-Prix it goes in the qualification from 13:40 clock for the positions in the starting grid. As was the case last year, the driverswill first compete in a group stage before the top four in each group meet in a knockout format.
As usual, Formula E sorted the groups for the race according to the current championship standings. The drivers on the odd championship positions start in Group A, the drivers on the odd ranks in Group B. There they fight one after the other for the fastest lap times. The knockout phase then takes place "within" the groups. Thus, in the quarter-finals, the fastest will race against the fourth-fastest or the second-fastest against the third-fastest in the same group.
All changes to the new season we have you summarized in a separate article. For the Diriyya E-Prix, the following groups emerge.