The 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship resumes on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday April 11, now in Rome, Italy, for the third and fourth rounds of the E-Prix. Fans and the drivers alike are in for a treat when the rubber meets the road, as the Rome course has been updated with “an almost completely renovated circuit design,” according to an article on the E-Prix’s website.
As the 24 drivers that comprise the 12 teams get revved up to race through the historic streets of Rome on what is said to be a faster course, anyone can make a move in the standings this early in the season. A couple of wins or consistent placements by any team could really change that, and create some valuable space. When looking at the results from the first two rounds from the Diriyah E-Prix back in February, the placings seemingly flipped from Round 1 to Round 2, giving us the current clustered leaderboard.
When is the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Rome
The third and fourth rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will be raced through the streets of Rome, Italy on the weekend of April 10 - 11. For Saturday, practice begins at 2pm EST / 11am PST, and lasts for 45 mins. That’s followed by another practice round from 4:15pm EST until 4:45pm EST as qualifiers get ready to start.
The qualifiers are scheduled to take an hour from 6pm until 7pm EST, giving a start time for the race at 9:04pm EST, lasting until 10pm EST after the 45 minute race and additional lap conclude.
Round 4 will start it’s practice runs in the early hours of Sunday, at 1am EST / 10 pm PST, lasting 45 minutes before another hour-long practice at 3am EST. The actual fourth round of the race will start at 7am EST Sunday morning, again running the 45 minutes and additional lap.
How to Watch the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Rome
On Saturday, April 10, the practices will stream on CBS Sports HQ, the Formula E Facebook page, the Formula E YouTube page, on the Formula E website, and on the Formula E app. The qualifiers will be exclusively on CBS Sports HQ, while the E-Prix airs exclusively on the CBS Sports Network. The CBS Sports Network is available on FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu TV, or with a valid cable or internet provider service. FuboTV, YouTube TV and Hulu TV all have free trials available, with services starting at $64.99 per month if you have already used your free trials already.
A great companion whether you’re watching the races, or just keeping an eye on them is the live-timing feature on the Formula E website. It provides a live, interactive course map with racer markers and with gap timing, best lap times, as well as weather conditions. The “live updates” page also has the social media coverage all in one place, as well as closer-look videos around the setup of the race.