The glamorous French Riviera of Monaco is undoubtedly the most famous street circuit in the world, famed for its narrow track and iconic backdrops. For the first time, Formula E will race using the full layout this weekend (Saturday, 8 May – 16:00 CET) in a battle to see who will be victorious at the jewel in the crown event. As always, we want to ensure you get the most out of race-day so here’s our guide to what to look out for…

Tune in…
Once again there’s plenty of ways to watch with extended live coverage across the globe. Fans in France can tune in on La Chaine L’Equipe and Eurosport France, whilst in Germany the race will be live on SAT.1.

In Italy, Saturday’s race will be live on Italia 1 and Sky Sports and in the UK, viewers can catch all the action on BBC digital platforms, as well as race highlights on Quest. Across the rest of Europe, all sessions will be live on Eurosport’s digital platforms, whilst in Austria fans can tune in to the ORF1 main channel.

In the US, there is live race action on CBS Sports Network, while in Canada, TVA and TSN will provide dedicated coverage across Canada in French and English. Claro Sports will provide live coverage of qualifying and race sessions in South and Central America.

Disney+ Hotstar will show all qualifying and race sessions live for audiences across India, whilst in Asia fans can watch via DAZN. In Indonesia, Formula E’s new partnership with TVRI continues, with live race and highlights coverage on TVRI Nasional. Finally, viewers in Africa will be able to catch all the weekend’s action on SuperSport Variety 1.

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Many of us will be familiar with the Monaco F1 circuit but Formula E and the FIA have made a few subtle tweaks for this weekend. The most significant of these is to the chicane on the exit of the tunnel where it will see drivers facing a slower, more narrower corner profile. The Attack Mode, on the outside of Turn 4, should also prove a challenge as drivers head off line and try to rejoin. The essence of the circuit though remains the same with 19 iconic corners to tackle over a 3.318km distance, just a fraction less than the F1 layout (3.337km).

Home turf/new turf…
Many of the drivers on the Formula E grid call Monte Carlo home but only three have never raced here before; Jake Dennis, Tom Blomqvist and our very own Nick Cassidy. Learning a new track is never easy but with no shakedown this weekend it makes things even harder for those who have never turned a wheel on the Monaco asphalt. As such, expect FP1 to be a tentative session, especially with no run off areas to fall back on.

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