Sequence of events on a race weekend
Shakedown (Day before the race): 15 minutes, three laps per driver, 110 kW
Free practice 1: 45 minutes, 250 kW
Free practice 2: 30 minutes, 250 kW
Qualifying: 4 groups of 6 minutes each, one timed lap with 250 kW
Super Pole: 1 lap each for the 6 fastest drivers, 250 kW
Race: 45 minutes plus one lap, 200 kW
Double-header events are held on two days. Each race day is treated like a stand-alone E-Prix.
Each race day has two free practice sessions in which the full power of 250 kW may be used. Double-header events only have a 45-minute free practice on the second race day.
The 24 drivers are divided into four groups according to the current championship standings. The group of the top six in the championship always begins. Each group has six minutes to achieve the best possible times. Following the so-called “outlap” from the pit lane and one or two warm-up laps at 200 kW of power output, a single “flying” lap may be driven at full power of 250 kW. The six fastest drivers, irrespective from which group, participate in the Super Pole shoot-out in which each driver sets one timed lap again at full power (250 kW). The grid positions result from the lap times of the Super Pole shoot-out (positions 1–6) and the group phase (positions 7–24).
The race – aka the E-Prix – begins with a standing start (no formation lap). The drivers initially stand a few meters behind their actual starting positions before filing into them. The race lasts for 45 minutes plus one lap. The maximum power output in the race is 200 kW.