Formula E's London E-Prix season finale will be shown on free-to-air TV in the United Kingdom later this month having only previously been available on TNT Sports this year.

TV channel Quest will show both races from London's ExCeL next weekend via Freeview (channel 12), Freesat (167), Virgin (137) and Sky (144) from 4:45pm on 17-18 July.

It will mark the first time this season that the all-electric championship will be shown in front of a paywall in the UK, TNT Sports having gained broadcast rights to air Formula E on a multi-year deal at the beginning of the 2023/24 season.

The deal marked the first time the championship was put behind a paywall in its 10-year history, having previously been shown on free-to-air channels ITV, Channel 5, BBC and most recently, Channel 4.

Jeff Dodds, Formula E CEO, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer fans in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to watch the 2024 Formula E London E-Prix free-to-air on Quest.

"Along with the extended race weekend build-up and coverage from our media partner TNT Sports, it’s fantastic to be able to showcase the conclusion of this year’s Formula E championship live and free-to-air on an additional platform – especially for the UK’s home race – allowing even more viewers to watch all the exciting on-track action.

Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing, Jaguar I-TYPE 6

Photo by: Sam Bagnall / Motorsport Images

"With seven drivers mathematically in with a chance of winning the Season 10 title, it’s all to play for and the season finale promises to provide thrilling racing right down to the wire.”

The drivers' title is finely poised heading into the last two races of the season, with Nick Cassidy only 12 points ahead of Jaguar team-mate Mitch Evans and Porsche's Pascal Wehrlein.

Porsche's Antonio Felix da Costa, who has won four out of the last five races including both races in Portland, sits 33 points behind Cassidy.

Nissan's Oliver Rowland missed both races in the US due to illness but still has a chance of the title, just 36 points behind, with DS Penske's Jean-Eric Vergne and reigning champion Jake Dennis also still mathematically in contention with 58 points available.

Just 33 points separate Jaguar and Porsche in the teams' title race, while the German brand holds a 19-point margin over its British rival in the manufacturers' battle.

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