With the Berlin ePrix returning toTempelhof Airport, Faraday Future Dragon Racing hopes to turn fortunes and progress in the second half of the third Formula E season.
Technical glitches and missteps have surfaced in former rounds, but the first double-header race weekend this season offers the American squad, which currently stands in ninth position, the potential to reshape its championship fight.
“We didn’t achieve the results that were hoped for in the last couple of races but we continue to push against the difficulties. We have a car with much potential. It’s just a matter of overcoming obstacles that come our way”, explained Jérôme D’Ambrosio.
Looking back to 2015 D’Ambrosio and team-mate Loïc Duval both finished on the podium in first and third position respectively. They are looking to build the same momentum this weekend. “The race in Germany has always been a favorite as I was on the podium in the first year. The new track configuration will be new for the whole field and I aim to finish strong again”, said Duval.
The configuration at the Tempelhoff Airport is different than the premiere race in the first season of the electric racing series. The circuit has been reduced and now features 10 turns, encouraging more overtaking. In addition, one of the unique aspects of the former airfield will be the use of two varying race distances. Round 7 on Saturday will feature 44 laps whilste Round 8 on Sunday will be 46 laps, giving the teams and drivers an additional element to energy strategies.
The races for the double-header weekend in Berlin will each start at 4.00 PM GMT.