The day before the main event (most of the time its friday) a shakedown session is held. This time is used by the teams to check the cars electronic systems and the reliablity.
Every raceday has two practice session which are 45 and 30 minutes long. The sessions are timed so that the teams can test their setups under competitive conditions - even though the results do not count.
The drivers are split in four groups with six drivers each. Every driver has 6 minutes to set his best time. The top-six drivers of this groupstage go into the Super Pole shoot-out where every driver goes for one more lap. The winner does not only get the pole position but also three points for the drivers championship.
Every E-Prix lasts 45 minutes plus one lap. During the race the drivers can make use of two unique tools:
Attack Mode: To get the Attack Mode a driver has to leave the racing line and drive through the activation zone. The reward for taking the slower line is an extra 35kW of power for a few laps.
Fanboost: If rewarded by the fans, the drivers can activate their Fanboost for five seconds in the second half of the race giving them an extra power boost.