Watch live streaming of the Formula Drift season finale on autosport.com
7 October 2011

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.

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