Formula E finishes off in Berlin

The ABB FIA Formula E  Championship will finish off the 2019/20 season in Berlin.

The season was put on hold in March, when the COVID-19 situation spread across the world.

Since Formula E is typically run in the city centres, it’s a big logistical challenge. But Berlin is unique by being run in the former Tempelhof Airport, which already is a closed area with no or limited public access. So the track preparation can happen without disturbing the usual traffic flow for the citizens – and be spread over more days than usual.

That makes it possible to not only host 1, nor 2 or 3, but a total of 6 races in Berlin from 5 August until 13 August. For it not to be too boring, they will utilize three different layouts. 5-6 August for the first one, 8-9 for the second, and 12-13 for the final version. That is possible since the whole track is one big concrete area without any kind of roads or curbs, making it possible to put the concrete blocks in any imaginably way.

Berlin ePrix, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany.
Photo: LAT/Formula E

There won’t be access for spectators, to reduce the risk of spreading the disease.

That makes the season go up to 11 rounds, with 5 rounds already being completed.

DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa currently tops the Drivers Standings, ahead of Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans, and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport duo Alexander Sims and Maximilian Günther.

DS Techeetah also leads the Teams Championship, ahead of BMW i Andretti Motorsport and Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

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