How to watch 2023 London ePrix: live stream, TV schedule and start time

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Watch Formula E via live stream or on TV: dates and times for the 2023 London ePrix, including qualifying and the races

Start of the 2021 Formula E London E-Prix

The London ePrix’s indoor element is unique in Formula E

14 races. Three continents. Seven months in the making. It all comes down to one thrilling finale.

Season nine of the Formula E world championship is officially coming to a close, with only a title-deciding round at London’s ExCel circuit remaining. It’s been a season of almost unrelenting action, with seven different race winners and just 49 points separating the top four drivers.

Briton’s own Jake Dennis is currently leading the way, after a spectacular multi-car crash in Rome awarded him a critical victory and a 24-point lead ahead of the final two rounds. New Zealand’s Nick Cassidy sits a close second followed by fellow Kiwi Mitch Evans and former F1 talent Pascal Wehrlein – the last driver just within mathematical range of title victory.


Formula E has already broken a record ahead of this weekend, with Jake Hughes – pilot for McLaren’s Formula E team – setting the record for the fastest speed achieved by vehicle indoors – reach a top speed of 218km/h (135mph) on the London Excel circuit. But now all attention is drawn to the race weekend and if you’re wanting to watch a champion be crowned, here’s how to watch the 2023 London ePrix and what to look out for.


How to watch Formula E: live stream and TV details for 2023 London ePrix

The London ePrix is historically one of the best races on the Formula E calendar, and as a result its coverage is extensive. The weekend is split into two parts – race one and race two – with practice sessions on Friday evening and Saturday morning before qualifying and the first e-prix in the afternoon. Sunday’s action will then kick off with one final practice session before qualifying and the final race of the 2023 Formula E season.

Live TV: Saturday and Sunday’s race will be broadcast live on Channel 4 – a free to watch platform – with coverage beginning at 4.30pm on both days.

Live stream: For global viewers, every session will be streamed live from the Channel 4 Sport and Formula E YouTube channels, beginning with Free Practice 1 at 5pm on Friday.

Highlights: Highlights of the weekend’s action will also be available from multiple sources, including Channel 4’s Sport YouTube channel, Eurosport 2 UK (TV), discovery+ (US TV) and on the Formula E website.

F1 live stream and TV schedule 

All times in BST

Friday July 28 Saturday July 29 Sunday July 30
Session start time  Free Practice 1 – 5.45pm Free Practice 2 – 10.30am
Qualifying – 12.40pm
Race 1 – 5.03pm
Free Practice 3 – 10.30am
Qualifying – 12.40pm
Race 2 – 5.03pm
Live coverage
Channel 4, YouTube, Formula E
N/A Race 1 – 4.30pm Race 2 – 4.30pm
Channel 4 (YouTube), Eurosport, Formula E etc
N/A 7pm 7pm


London-ExCel circuit details and weather forecast

A unique staple on the Formula E calendar, the London ExCel circuit weaves 1.3 miles of tarmac both inside and out of a world-renowned entertainment venue, with an iconic city backdrop. Featuring 20 corners and three straights, there are plenty of opportunities for overtaking but the narrow Monaco-esque nature of the circuit means wheel-t0-wheel contact can be very frequent.

Even with a third of the London ExCel circuit under substantial cover, the weather could still play havoc will team strategy and the eventual result, with rain forecast throughout the weekend.

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Circuit - London-ExCel

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Who will win the 2023 London ePrix? 

Riding high off a victory in Rome, a “confident” Jake Dennis is the current favourite to take home the Formula E title even if he isn’t able to add to his already impressive win tally. Speaking to Motor Sport‘s Damien Smith, Dennis revealed that he was looking forward to the challenge but it may be difficult to fight for the race win against the mighty Jaguars.

“The London layout definitely plays to their strengths,” said the Briton. “To win races like I did last year and the year before will be extremely difficult, but if we can be best of the rest and finish just behind them that’s a very good weekend. Hopefully it will be enough.”

If Dennis is right, Mitch Evans could be the biggest threat to the Britons title hopes – the Kiwi currently sat 44 points behind in the drivers’ standings, having already captured race wins in Brazil, Germany and Italy. With two races in London remaining and 25 points awarded for each, it would still take a minor catastrophe from Dennis for him to be caught at the front, but as many in motor sport will know, stranger things have happened.


Current Formula E world championship standings

Top 10 drivers heading into London ePrix (Round 15)

Driver Team Points Points difference
1 Jake Dennis Avalanche Andretti Formula E 195
2 Nick Cassidy Envision Racing 171 -24
3 Mitch Evans Jaguar TCS Racing 151 -44
4 Pascal Wehrlein Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 146 -49
5 Jean-Eric Vergne DS Penske 107 -88
6 Maximilian Gunther Maserati MSG Racing 101 -94
7 Antonio Felix Da Costa Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E Team 93 -102
8 Sebastian Buemi Envision Racing 82 -113
9 Sam Bird Jaguar TCS Racing 77 -118
10 Norman Nato Nissan Formula E Team 47 -148


2023 London e-Prix GP full session times

All times in BST 

Friday July 28 Saturday July 29 Sunday July 30
Formula E Free Practice 1 – 5pm Free Practice 2 – 10.30am
Qualifying – 12.40pm
Race 1 – 5.03pm
Free Practice 3 – 10.30am
Qualifying – 12.40pm
Race 2 – 5.03pm