How to Watch Formula E London ePrix Live in the UK

By James O Malley on at

This weekend sees the finale of the inaugural season of Formula E - the motor racing sport which uses entirely electric cars to pit drivers against each other based on skill alone. Brilliantly, the final race is taking place in Britain too - here's how to watch Formula E as it hits the UK.

In person, in London

The race is taking place in Battersea Park, South-West London with qualifying on Saturday and the main event on Sunday.

Tickets are still available for both days. You can get into the park for as little as £8.96, but the only places available are in the "E Village" standing area, which appears to be acting as a big-screen viewing area more than a trackside location. But if you want up to soak up the atmosphere, this is probably your best bet.

At the time of writing ticket reseller Stubhub has a handful of tickets listed - though prepare to pay over the odds if you get them from here.

If you're absolutely loaded, then there are apparently "hospitality" packages still available, starting at around £1300. But let's face it, if you have that sort of money you'll be watching from your yacht anyway.

On TV, on ITV

ITV has the TV rights to the London races. The action starts on Saturday on ITV4, with two programmes - one at 11:30am and then the actual qualifying race at 3pm-5:30pm. Coverage will be presented by Jennie Gow, with commentary by Jack Nicholls and Dario Franchitti, and analysis from Marc Priestley and Alex Brundle, according to the TV listing.

On Sunday the action switches to ITV proper (what used to be known as ITV1), with coverage mirroring the day before: A programme at 11:30am, followed by the main race at 3pm.

ITV is, of course, available on all major TV platforms in both SD and HD. ITV4 meanwhile is available on all - but is only HD on Sky (ch120) and Virgin Media (ch178).

Online

The best way to watch online in the UK is again through ITV. The ITV Player will stream both channels live to viewers in the UK. Streaming ITV Player live appears to be limited to just the desktop website, iPhone app and Android app. If you're using ITV Player through a connected TV, your mileage may vary depending on what sort of Connected TV you have. Apparently Roku and Sky's Now TV both support live streaming, but other platforms such as Samsung and PS3 may not.

TV Catchup is another good option as there is a reliable mobile app, but that service only has access to ITV.