Qatar Airways has extended its partnership with Formula E after striking a deal to be the title sponsor for the upcoming races in Paris and New York.

Qatar Airways first linked up with the all-electric single-seater championship in 2017, becoming its official airline partner, and acted as the title sponsor for the Paris and New York rounds last year.

The airline will continue with its commitment to Formula E through 2018, once again taking the naming rights for the races in Paris and New York, taking place on April 28 and July 14-15 respectively.

"After another enthralling season last year, we’re delighted that Qatar Airways has reaffirmed its commitment to Formula E by extending its partnership and becoming race title partner of not only the Paris E-Prix, but for this season, the New York City E-Prix as well," Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said.

"Our shared passion to strive for excellence and innovation will once again see the series make history in some of the world’s most recognisable cities - thanks to the support of Qatar Airways to help us in going places together."

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of the Qatar Airways Group, said: “As an airline which is always ahead of the curve and driven to innovate, it makes perfect sense for us to extend our partnership for flagship events this season as the official airline partner of the future of motor racing, through Formula E.

"With its ability to deliver thrilling racing events using the very latest environmentally-friendly technology, Formula E has demonstrated that this incredible sport is continuing to set the pace and win more new fans wherever their races take place."

The Qatar Airways New York City E-Prix will act as the final round of Formula E's fourth season following the cancellation of the planned race in Montreal last month.