Watch live streaming of the Formula Drift season finale on autosport.com

Live drifting will stream on autocar.co.uk's sister website autosport.com for the first time ever this weekend.

Both days of the Formula Drift season finale from Irwindale, California, will be shown live on autosport.com, starting with the qualifying round on Friday afternoon (2pm local time; 10pm BST).

Drifting is one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world. It began in Japan around 15 years ago and has been steadily growing in popularity in North America and Europe, helped in part by its starring role in the Fast and Furious film franchise.

Autosport editor-in-chief Andrew van de Burgt said: “Drifting is very different to the traditional motorsport we cover, but the opportunity to showcase the best drivers in the world in this discipline is very exciting. Although style counts as much, if not more than speed, I hope our readers will appreciate the skill and determination of the competitors.”

In Formula Drift driver are judged on four criteria – speed, line, angle and overall impression. In qualifying the drivers get two runs to impress the judges, and the top 32 progress to a head-to-head knockout stage.

Qualifying takes place on Friday, the title-deciding head-to-head stages on Saturday.

Click here to view.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Car review
    23 September 2016
    Aston kicks off its ‘second century plan’ with an all-new turbo V12 grand tourer
  • Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT 85
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    A rounded, refined and well-sorted bargain supermini – once you’re used to the confusing role redefinition imposed on the once-cheeky Ka
  •  Maserati Ghibli Diesel
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    Maserati releases another range of updates for its range best seller, the Ghibli. We've driven the diesel version, but there's little improvement on before
  • Tipo Front
    First Drive
    21 September 2016
    New Fiat Tipo offers impressive space and practicality for a reasonable price. We try the 1.6 diesel on the demanding roads of North Wales
  • Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150
    First Drive
    20 September 2016
    The Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150 makes perfect sense: it's spacious, tidy to drive for an SUV and cheap to run