Formula Student to Join Formula E in Berlin

Formula E heads to Germany where they will be joined by the Formula Student Series, who will make a demonstration this weekend at the Berlin ePrix as they continue to promote electric racing and young engineering.

The Formula E weekend already includes the Formula E School Series which showcases small electric car projects from local colleges in order to promote engineering in young people as well as electric-powered cars. The inclusion of Formula Student will mean that a full range of electricity based formula cars will be on display.

The Formula Student series is the world’s biggest competition for engineers. While a separate class for electric vehicles was introduced in 2010, focusing on construction, financial planning and sales arguments to determine a winner, as opposed to the the outright speed. Unsurprisingly, the series also focuses on ecological aspects as well, as it looks to bring about a new era of racing.

Formula Student teams will demonstrate between the first and second practice sessions, while four cars will be displayed throughout the weekend in the eVillage, including one by Julius Baer, one of the main sponsors of the Formula E Series.

The Berlin ePrix will held at the former Tempelhof Airport with the main Formula E race starting at 16:00 Central European Time.