Crown prince showcases Saudi hospitality, welcoming racers and visitors alike
After arriving in Ad-Diriyah on Friday evening, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was busy welcoming visitors, cheering on racers as well as touring the Formula E village, which stretches over 180,000 square feet, with the event’s distinguished guests including Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.
The crown prince was seen on the racetrack on Saturday welcoming and shaking hands with the racers, as well as walking alongside visitors, and taking selfies with them.
The Ad-Diriyah Formula E-Prix race marks the beginning of the fifth season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, and teams used their Gen2 cars in competition for the very first time.
The race kick started on Thursday, December 13, marking a new phase of intense car racing on a 2,495-m track, comprising 21 turns with new cars, new drivers, new city circuits and new rules.
Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa won the the Ad-Diriyah Formula E Championship.