Formula E returns to our TV screens for the Berlin ePrix on 22-23 April. Can Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein stay at the top of the standings? The all-electric motor racing series – an eco-friendly alternative to Formula 1 – is known for epic wheel-to-wheel battles, so it's well worth watching Season 9.
Free Formula E: UK broadcaster Channel 4 will broadcast every 2023 Formula E race live, alongside a free stream on Channel4.com. Travelling outside the UK? You'll need to use a VPN to watch the free Formula E live stream from abroad.
Season: 14th Jan – 30th July 2023
Free streams: Channel 4 / France 2
Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free today
US stream: CBS / CBS Sport
AUS stream: Stan Sports
Season 9 of Formula E is set to be the best yet, with new cars, new teams and new locations. McLaren and Maserati are joining the party, as is DTM legend Rene Rast who makes his debut for McLaren. The team to watch? That would be DS Penske, which is fielding Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne and double champion Jean-Eric Vergne.
The new era brings new tracks to the Formula E calendar, too. Old favourites such as Monaco and Mexico City will be joined by four shiny new locations: Hyderabad in India (11th Feb), Cape Town in South Africa (25th Feb), São Paulo in Brazil (25th March) and Portland in the USA (24th June).
Formula E has also updated its rules for 2023. F1-style lap totals replace time limits for the race distance, although additional laps will be added for safety car interruptions. And, later in the season, drivers will be able to unlock an 'Attack Mode' boost that will temporarily increase their car's power from 300kW to 350kW.
Ready for lights out? Make sure you know how to watch a Formula E free live stream online and on TV from wherever you are.
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Formula E free live stream
In the UK, Formula E is for free on Channel 4. You can tune in on your TV or stream on Channel4.com or Channel 4 Sport YouTube channel.
Outside the UK? You'll need to use a VPN to view a Channel 4 live stream when travelling overseas. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Watch Formula E from abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Formula E rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access to the Formula E live stream.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee.
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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch free Formula E streams on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up.
How to use a VPN for Formula E
Using a VPN to watch Formula E stream for free is incredibly simple:
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Formula E, you may wish to choose 'UK' for Channel 4.
3. Then head over to Channel 4 on your browser or device and enjoy the free Formula E live stream.
USA – watch a Formula E live stream
CBS has the exclusive rights to air all 16 Formula E races in 2023. The live coverage is split between the CBS online and CBS Sports Network. Don't have cable? Cord-cutters can get streaming access to both channels via Fubo TV.
New Fubo TV users get a 7-day free trial. Subscription costs from $74.99 a month after that. No contract, cancel anytime. Always use a good VPN when travelling outside of the States.
Formula E on CBS | FuboTV 7-day free trial
FuboTV is a full cable replacement service. Chose the FuboTV Pro plan for CBS Sports Network coverage of live Formula E session (practice, qualifying, races). It's $74.99 with a 7-day free trial first. No long contracts involved. Cancel at any time
Australia – Formula E live stream
Formula E is exclusively on Stan Sport in Australia. Start a 7-day free trial of Stan Sport to watch the Formula E ad-free, live & on demand (regular Stan subscription required).
Canada – Formula E live stream
Formula E live races and highlights will continue to air across TSN and Discovery Velocity's TV and digital platforms, so fans won't miss a minute of Season 9.
Canadians will need to add TSN to their cable TV package or subscribe to TSN for streaming-only for $19.99 a month or $199.90 per year.
Don't forget: US fans visiting Canada can use a VPN to watch Formula E free with a Fubo 7-day trial.
Formula E race calendar 2023
- Jan 14: Mexico City ePrix - WINNER: Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti)
- Jan 27-28: Diriyah ePrix – WINNER: Pascal Wehrlein (Porsche)
- Feb 11: Hyderabad ePrix - WINNER: Jean Eric Vergne (DS Penske)
- Feb 25: – Cape Town ePrix - WINNER: António Félix da Costa (Porsche)
- Mar 25: – São Paulo ePrix - WINNER: Mitch Evans (Jaguar Racing)
- Apr 22-23 – Berlin ePrix
- May 6: Monaco ePrix
- June 3-4: Jakarta ePrix
- June 24: Portland ePrix
- Jul 15-16: Rome ePrix
- Jul 29-30: London ePrix
Who are the Formula E teams and drivers for 2023?
|Team||Driver 1||Driver 2|
|ABT CUPRA Formula E Team: Mahindra M9Electro||Robin Frijns||Nico Müller|
|Avalanche Andretti Formula E: Porsche 99X Electric||Jake Dennis||André Lotterer|
|DS Penske: DS E-Tense FE23 Powertrain||Stoffel Vandoorne||Jean-Éric Vergne|
|Envision Racing: Jaguar I-Type 6||Sébastien Buemi||Nick Cassidy|
|Jaguar TCS Racing : Jaguar I-Type 6||Mitch Evans||Sam Bird|
|Mahindra Racing: Mahindra M9Electro||Oliver Rowland||Lucas di Grassi|
|Maserati MSG Racing: Maserati Tipo Folgore||Maximilian Günther||Edoardo Mortara|
|Neom McLaren Formula E Team: Nissan e-4ORCE 04||Jake Huges||René Rast|
|NIO 333 Racing: NIO 333 ER9 Powertrain||Sérgio Sette||Dan Ticktum|
|Nissan Formula E Team: Nissan e-4ORCE 04||Norman Nato||Sacha Fenestraz|
|TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team: Porsche 99X Electric||António Félix da Costa||Pascal Wehrlein|
How fast is a Formula E car?
Top speed is 200mph (320kph).
According to the FIA, Formula E's governing body, the 2023 cars are "the fastest, lightest, most powerful and efficient electric single-seater ever".
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