Stream Formula E: schedule and how to watch e-Prix race for free, Diriyah ePrix

Formula E live stream – how to watch every e-Prix race for free and from anywhere
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Formula E returns to our TV screens with race 2: the 2023 Diriyah ePrix on Saturday, 28th January. Can Brit Jake Dennis cruise to victory once again? 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.

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.

Watch Formula E 2023 (Season 9)

Season: 14th Jan – 30th July 2023

Free streams: Channel 4 (opens in new tab) / France 2 (opens in new tab)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) 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.

The second of 16 Formula E race of 2023 takes place at the 2.495km Diriyah Circuit, Saudi Arabia, on 28th January. Make sure you know how to watch a Formula E free live stream online and on TV from wherever you are.

Formula E free live stream

Formula E: Channel 4 logo

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In the UK, Formula E is for free on Channel 4. You can tune in on your TV or stream on Channel4.com (opens in new tab) or Channel 4 Sport YouTube channel.

Outside the UK? You'll need to use a VPN to view a Channel 4 live stream (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Formula E live stream.


USA – watch a Formula E live stream

Dynamic image of 2023 Formula E car emerging from smoke at the Season 9 launch event

(Image credit: FIA Formula E)

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 (opens in new tab). Subscription costs $69.99 a month after that. No contract, cancel anytime. Always use a VPN (opens in new tab) when travelling outside of the States.

Formula E on CBS |  FuboTV 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)

Formula E on CBS | FuboTV 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
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 $69.99 with a 7-day free trial first. No long contracts involved. Cancel at any time

Australia – Formula E live stream

Stan Sport

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Formula E is exclusively on Stan Sport in Australia. Start a 7-day free trial of Stan Sport (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).

Formula E race calendar 2023

  • Jan 14: Mexico City ePrix  - WINNER: Jake Dennis (Avalanche Andretti) 
  • Jan 27-28: Diriyah ePrix
  • Feb 11: Hyderabad ePrix
  • Feb 25: – Cape Town ePrix
  • Mar 25: – São Paulo ePrix
  • 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?

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TeamDriver 1 Driver 2
ABT CUPRA Formula E Team: Mahindra M9ElectroRobin FrijnsNico Müller
Avalanche Andretti Formula E: Porsche 99X ElectricJake DennisAndré Lotterer
DS Penske: DS E-Tense FE23 PowertrainStoffel VandoorneJean-Éric Vergne
Envision Racing: Jaguar I-Type 6Sébastien BuemiNick Cassidy
Jaguar TCS Racing : Jaguar I-Type 6Mitch EvansSam Bird
Mahindra Racing: Mahindra M9ElectroOliver RowlandLucas di Grassi
Maserati MSG Racing: Maserati Tipo FolgoreMaximilian Günther Edoardo Mortara
Neom McLaren Formula E Team: Nissan e-4ORCE 04Jake HugesRené Rast
NIO 333 Racing: NIO 333 ER9 PowertrainSérgio SetteDan Ticktum
Nissan Formula E Team: Nissan e-4ORCE 04Norman NatoSacha Fenestraz
TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team: Porsche 99X Electric António Félix da CostaPascal 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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Tom is a journalist, copywriter and content designer based in the UK. He has written articles for T3, ShortList, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, Elle Deco, The Sunday Times, Men's Health, Mr Porter, Oracle and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include mobile technology, electric vehicles and video streaming.