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Berlin ePrix layout revealed

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The circuit layout for the Berlin ePrix has been unveiled, with the 17-turn 2.47km set to take place around the ‘Apron’ section of the Tempelhof Airport, and is located in the city-centre.

The layout for the eighth round of the Formula E season was designed by Rodrigo Nunes, the man who designed the first circuit of the calendar in Beijing.

The circuit layout for the 2015 DHL Formula E Berlin ePrix

The layout for the eighth round of the Formula E championship. Credit: FIA Formula E

 

“We are delighted to be in Berlin today and to be unveiling the Formula E circuit,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag. “Berlin is one of the leading cities in Europe for innovation and sustainable mobility, whilst Germany is renowned for its motorsport passion and hence why we selected it as a host city for Formula E.

“We’re now very much looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans, one they can be proud of and where they’ll be able to support home-grown talent Nick Heidfeld and Daniel Abt, along with German team Audi Sport Abt.”

Speaking ahead of his home race, Heidfeld believes the event will be a “special” one on the calendar.

“It’s going to be very special racing in front of my home crowd and I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “It will be the first time for me racing on somewhere like this so should have its own special atmosphere.

“It looks like it’s going to be a very twisty and challenging circuit with 17 turns in under 2.5km and I think the fans are going to have great visibility wherever they are. When I spoke to some friends recently they were all interested in coming to Berlin and I hope there will be a lot of other fans who will come and join us for the race.”

The Berlin ePrix will take place on May 23, recently having moved a week forward to accommodate the new Moscow round.

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