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No dancing in the rain as practice washed out

The day we have all been waiting for has come, but not exactly as expected. New car, new rules, new city, new circuit, plus heavy rain in the desert?

If one has to bet against the odds, no one will put money on a cold, rainy scenario.

Certainly, an unexpected and uninvited guest to the start a challenging E-Prix for drivers and teams.

The question soon popped up, is this going to be the first ever wet race in Formula E history? Well, there´s a long road ahead before the lights go out in Ad Diriyah.

The first free practice session has been cancelled due to track conditions, resulting in the schedule of a combined second session an hour long to compensate for the time lost during FP1, instead of the usual FP2.

As the rain kept falling down with no car running in the wet track, except by the safety car, the combined session was finally cancelled.

Led by reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne, drivers started to discuss what would be the best strategy to follow with some sector of the track poorly drained.

Let’s wait and see what the FIA decides as the weather seems to be clearing up.

About Cecilia Demartini
Cecilia is a freelance Journalist passionate about motorsport and writing.
Her articles are published in newspapers and online international media as well.
Her knowledge goes from F1, F2, and GP3 to other series such as MotoGP, IndyCar, Rally, WEC and particularly Formula E.