WATCH: The 5th season of the Formula E championship starts this weekend, here's all you need to know

The fifth season of Formula E gets underway this weekend with teams vying for the crown and new drivers making their race debuts as well.

It follows pretty much the same format as Formula 1 with practice sessions, qualifying and the main race.

Ready for race day

Former F1 and McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne will be making the transition over to all-electric racing racing for HWA Racelab.

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The first race of the season takes place in Saudi Arabia.

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