The opening practice session of the weekend was delayed by 20 minutes due to heavy rain before the 45-minute long session was later cancelled.
Organisers said in a statement: “Following heavy rain in Ad Diriyah, the format of the race day has changed.
“The morning’s first practice session was cancelled while practice 2 started later than billed. As a result, the FIA – motorsport’s governing body – revealed qualifying will be broken into two groups, rather than four groups of up to six cars as originally intended.”
“Rain in the desert. That’s definitely not what I was expecting coming to Riyadh,” Venturi Formula E Team Principal Susie Wolff was quoted as saying following the cancellation of the session.
Weather permitting, the race is scheduled to start at 3pm local time.
Source Credit: Arabian Business