Berlin ePrix Set to Take Place in City Centre

FIA Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag has announced that this seasons Berlin ePrix will go ahead after a new location has been found in the centre of the German capital.

“It is fantastic news that we have been able to find a new location to race in Berlin,” said Agag. “I want to thank everybody who has been involved in making this happen for all their hard work in such a short space of time.

I am sure that this race will capture the imagination of the German fans and be a great success.”

The Berlin ePrix will take place around a 2.030km circuit with 11 corners, located primarily around Strausberger Platz and Karl-Marx Allee, although remains subject to FIA and Berlin City Authorities approval.

German Abt Audi Sport driver Daniel Abt added: “…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.”

The German race was originally held around the Tempelhof Airport but was recently turned into housing for refugees.

A number of locations were rumoured to host the race, including possible moves to Norisring or the Olympiastadion, also located in the German capital.

The Berlin ePrix is set to take place on May 21st.