Latest in Gear

Image credit: AP Photo/Terrin Waack

BBC will broadcast every Formula E race this season

It's a big coup for both sides that could increase exposure.
123 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

AP Photo/Terrin Waack

The BBC may have lost Formula 1 coverage years ago due to budget limits, but it's making up for that in style. The broadcaster has reached a deal to air every race of Formula E's 2018-2019 season in the UK, starting with the December 15th race in Saudi Arabia. In other words, it'll be very easy to follow the electric racing league if you live in the country. This is also important for exposure -- availability on a free-to-air TV network could introduce Formula E to people who otherwise wouldn't know it exists.

It's a good as time as any for the BBC to jump in. Where the initial Formula E revolved around virtually identical cars that had to swap out mid-race, successive seasons have grown far more varied. The differences will be more pronounced than ever for the 2018-2019 season, too. You'll see more powerful, more distinctive cars that don't require swapping, while automakers like Nissan are joining the fray for the first time. Simply put, it promises to be engaging even if you no longer see EV racing as a novelty.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
123 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Two Halo characters are joining ‘Gears 5’

Two Halo characters are joining ‘Gears 5’

View
Sony Interactive snaps up 'Spider-Man' developer Insomniac Games

Sony Interactive snaps up 'Spider-Man' developer Insomniac Games

View
Microsoft’s SMS Organizer will declutter your texts

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer will declutter your texts

View
Twitter bans advertising from state-controlled news outlets

Twitter bans advertising from state-controlled news outlets

View
'Cyberpunk 2077' and 'Mortal Kombat 11' are coming to Google Stadia

'Cyberpunk 2077' and 'Mortal Kombat 11' are coming to Google Stadia

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr