How To Watch The First Weekend Of Extreme E In Ireland

car 44 at extreme e shakedown
Cristina Gutierrez (ESP)/Sebastien Loeb (FRA), X44

It’s finally here! A whole new world of motorsport for us to enjoy. We’ve already introduced you to Extreme E but now it’s opening weekend in the sands of Saudi Arabia. The action starts early on Saturday for qualification before wrapping up on Sunday evening with the second race. Here’s everything you can look forward to during this actional-packed weekend.


On Saturday, we’ll have two events to look forward to:

  • Qualifying 1 – 6AM – 7.30AM
  • Qualifying 2 – 11AM – 12.30PM

The best part of it all is that we can all enjoy the kick-off! Extreme E will be streaming the opening qualifying session live on their YouTube channel. Below is the video, ready to rock which you can either watch over on YouTube or back here, down below this paragraph. You can also Subscribe to the Extreme E channel and also set a reminder for the ripe old time of 6 AM for the first and second qualifying session.

Watch Extreme E Live Qualifying 1

Watch Extreme E Live Qualifying 2

Each of the qualifying sessions will consist of two laps with one lap being driven by the female team driver and the other with the male driver.

After each team has completed their total of 4 qualifying laps, their total time is added and their positions decided for the day. When the dust settles on all of that, it’s here where the first championship points are dished out.


On Sunday, attention shifts to the deciding races where things get even more exciting.

The top three teams are straight into the semi final. Teams in third, fourth and fifth enter the “Crazy Race” while the remaining three teams are in the Shootout to battle it out for last scraps of points.

  • Semi-final and “Crazy Race” – 6AM – 7.30AM
  • Race Programme – 10AM – 12PM

Watch Extreme E Live Semi-Final

Watch Extreme E Live Semi-Final

We get the so-called, “Crazy Race” along with the semi-final and the final. Again, it all kicks off at 6AM Irish time with enough racing action to pass a few hours.

Virgin Media is Ireland’s official Extreme E broadcaster. You can tune in at 12PM on Sunday for live coverage of Extreme E on your telly box for an hour. Between YouTube, Twitch and Virgin Media you should be able to watch every bit of Extreme E this weekend. I’ll be keeping up with it all because sometimes viewing rights and the likes can be sticky, so we’ll learn more once it all goes live. Check out the Extreme E website for all the latest broadcast information and links to watch on.

If you are following the weekend, be sure to take part in GridPlay, your chance to vote for the teams you like and influence the action on the sand.

For a full intro to Extreme E, you can now watch the first Shakedown session, learn all the rules and see some cars on the dirt.

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