The Berlin ePrix has switched venues once again for Season 3, with the race returning to Tempelhof Airport, the same historic airfield that first opened in 1923. MS Amlin Andretti enters the race weekend with 26 championship points, sitting seventh in the rankings and will look to move further up with double the points opportunities this weekend.
“Formula E raced here during Season 1, but I wasn’t racing Formula E back then, so it’s going to be a new experience for me. I really don’t know what to expect and it will be interesting to race here for the first time during a double-header. Our aim is to be in the points with both cars, in both races and keep on doing what we did in Paris”, told Robin Frijns.
“With this being the first double-header of the season, there are a lot of points up for grabs and we will do our best to maximise the opportunity”, stated António Félix da Costa. “Being a BMW driver, this is kind of a home race in that aspect so it would be very nice to get a good result.
I missed this race last year due to a clash in schedule, but we are back to where we were in Season 1 at Tempelhof Airport. The track is a little bit different and it may not be ideal for our team setup, but our simulator session went well and we will approach it with an open mind.”
“The team worked very hard in the short break between Paris and Berlin and we are very hopeful that our continued efforts will bring more success for both of our drivers this coming weekend. Obviously, with a double-header format and the change in race length for the second of the two races, there are some additional challenges but I’m confident that we will fare well”, explained Co-Team Principal Roger Griffiths.
In Season 2, MS Amlin Andretti driver Frijns scored his seventh top-10 finish of the season in Berlin as part of a double-points effort for Andretti, while Félix da Costa finished 11th at the Tempelhof location back in Season 1.