Extreme E will use a traditional round-robin format with two groups of six teams – with the top four progressing to the knock-out stage and each driver going head-to-head to earn a place in the final. The off-road stages will be around 6-10km in length with a series of virtual gates to be navigated through by drivers.
The tracks comprise of five to six gates, on a combination of off-road tracks (e.g. Amazon Rainforests Track) and open ground (e.g. Arctic Ice Race).
RMS St Helena, Extreme E's operating base, is home to the teams, garages, hospitality, broadcast facilities and laboratories whilst we circumnavigate our global route. Positioned at each race location, the Extreme E Hub will act as base camp during race week. Drivers will navigate the virtual track using 'Head's Up Display'. All the action from the track is captured by drone. Captured footage is beamed back to the operating base for edit and global broadcast.