(Reuters) - Formula E will start its new season with a floodlit double-header in Saudi Arabia next month, the all-electric championship said on Tuesday.
The season was due to start in Santiago, Chile, this month but the races were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic after the country closed its borders to arrivals from Britain, where a number of the teams are based.
The two Saudi races in Diriyah on Feb. 26 and 27 will be the first Formula E has staged at night.
The Dakar Rally is currently being held in Saudi Arabia, which will also host a Formula One race for the first time in November. That race in Jeddah will also be held at night.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Toby Davis)