Formula E to be streamed live on Twitter in Japan
Races from the Formula E electric racing series are to be shown live on Twitter for the first time, starting with coverage of the third edition of the Mexico City E-Prix on 3 March.
As well as streaming the races live on the official Formula E Twitter channel, @FIAFormulaE, fans will also be offered near-live clips of the key moments of races.
Fans in Japan will be able to follow the action live on the official Formula E Twitter channel - @FIAFormulaE
Ali Russell, media & business development director at Formula E, said: “We’re always looking for new and innovative ways to bring the racing closer to fans, as well as enhancing the viewing experience both at home and at the track. This partnership with Twitter is a first for the series and an area we’re looking to expand in the future.
“The fans in Japan follow Formula E closely, especially with names like Takuma Sato and Kamui Kobayashi behind the wheel in the past - along with the inclusion of Nissan next season. Japan is an important market for the series and now fans can’t miss a moment of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.”
Jinichiro Takata, senior partnership manager at Twitter Japan, said: “We’re thrilled to collaborate with an innovative partner in Formula E to bring our fans in Japan live races from this exciting series alongside the real time Twitter conversation.”
The 2017-18 Formula E season will culminate in New York in July after the organisers decided not to replace two cancelled races in Montreal.
The campaign was due to reach a climax in the Canadian city on 28 and 29 July only for the newly-elected mayor Valérie Plante to cancel the contract last month.
Formula E did look at different options, but has resolved that the season will now conclude with the double-header New York City ePrix on 14 and 15 July.