The Round 4 of the 16-race ABB FIA Formula E Championship season 2023 will see a brand new host on Saturday as it comes to India for the very first time with the 2023 Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix.
This is the first FIA recognized race being hosted by India after 2013.
The 2.835 km street circuit, constructed around the shores of the famous Hussain Sagar lake by the NTR Gardens, will see the first top-tier FIA World Championship motorsport in the country in a decade and will become India’s first elite electric motor racing event.
When to watch
The free practice 1 for the 2023 Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix round 4 started at 16:30 IST on February 10, 2023 (Friday).
Free practice 2 will follow at 08:10 IST on February 11 (Saturday) with qualifying from 10:40 IST.
Race starts at 15:00 IST on the same day (Saturday) after qualifying.
Where to watch
Motorsport and Formula E fans in India will be able to catch all of the competitive action from the Greenko Hyderabad E-Prix LIVE on Star Sports Select 2 & Disney+ Hotstar.
Fans in India will have home team Mahindra Racing to cheer for, with 2016/17 Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi and teammate Oliver Rowland in the cockpit. As of now, Mahindra Racing is 6th on the table with a total of 18 points, with Avalanche Andretti Formula E team currently leading, having scored 76 points in the three rounds that have taken place so far.
Ever since Sebastian Vettel won the 2013 Formula 1 Indian GP at the only Grade 1 certified track in India, the Buddh International Circuit, the motorsport scene in India has diminished significantly.
While the prospect of a race in the streets of Hyderabad itself is pretty exciting, the more exciting news here is that after a 10-year hiatus, we finally have an FIA-recognized world championship in India.