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McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown hails Diriyah E-Prix as ‘first class’

Zak Brown, a professional racing driver before entering motorsport’s business and commercial worlds, is in Saudi Arabia supporting NEOM McLaren Formula E Team drivers Jake Hughes and Sam Bird at the Diriyah E-Prix.
Brown, 52, is relishing rounds two and three of the all-electric Formula E season in Diriyah on Friday and Saturday – where both races take place at night under the lights – and he lauded the Kingdom’s hosting of elite motorsports.

Describing the Diriyah E-Prix as “great” at a pre-race press conference, Brown said: “Everything out here is first class. It’s one of the drivers’ favorites.

The 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race calendar consists of 16 races, with the opening race of the season having taken place in Mexico earlier this month.  Ian James, team principal of the NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, said: “We are absolutely committed to Formula E. It is very much going on an upward trajectory.

“If you look at the start of the season with the engagement figures we’ve got, that’s really going in the right direction. The calendar is looking strong both in terms of races we’ve had for some time now and some new venues as well. All of that is moving in the right direction.”

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