Formula E returned in typical fashion last weekend. The two races in Saudi Arabia neatly showcased how the on-track action tends to go in the electric championship: a tight, tactical affair with razor-sharp passing, and complete chaos with much controversy.
While the pre-season focus had largely been on FE newcomers Porsche and Mercedes - and they did have their shining moments at the Diriyah track with debut podiums - it was three of the championship's established stars that made the most notable openings to the new campaign.
Star one: Sam Bird
The driver generally considered to be the best FE performer without a title from the first five seasons made a massive early impression on the 2019-20 championship battle.