The electric series will return to Berlin on May 21st, but to a brand new location
It was announced today that the Berlin ePrix has found a new home in the heart of the capital city.
The future of the German round of the championship has been in doubt for several months after it was announced Formula E would be unable to return to Tempelhof for season two. The defunct airport is now home to 3,000 refugees.
Rumours of the race moving to Munich and Norisring came and went, and with just only 3 months until race day, organisers were on a tight deadline to find an alternative.
The new circuit is set against the backdrop of the historic Alexanderplatz, and winds round the majestic Strausberger Platz. FIA Formula E have released this excellent video showcasing the track:
German driver, Daniel Abt, praised the proposed track, saying, “Formula E hasn’t only come up with a tremendous alternative location in Berlin but created a circuit with a lot of character. The configuration looks interesting and with its long straights and hairpin turns, seems to be promising a thrilling race as well.
Now that the circuit has been announced, I’m even more excited about my home round.”
It’s certainly an inspired choice, and with a track as thrilling and diverse as its home city, it’s definitely a race not to be missed.
(There’s also a high chance of Bratwurst, and as I’ve said before, I love Bratwurst).
Tickets for the Berlin ePrix are now on sale, with early bird prices on offer until 29th April.
Formula E returns on Saturday 12th March with the Mexican ePrix.