Formula E to host six races in 9 days to finish season
LONDON (UK) – The all-electric Formula E series is scheduled to conduct six races in nine days at Berlin’s former Tempelhof airport in order to conclude a season interrupted by the pandemic, organisers said on Wednesday.
The races scheduled for August 5-6, 8-9 and 12-13, are to be held without spectators.
“We’re heading to Berlin Tempelhof, a venue that our teams, drivers and fans love, to stage a nine-day festival of racing with three back-to-back double-headers,” said Formula E chief executive Jamie Reigle in a statement.
“The festival will feature three track layouts, presenting a new challenge and creating the conditions for an unpredictable and drama-filled climax to our season.”
A maximum of 1,000 people would be on site at any given time, including local suppliers and medical crews, to meet German government guidelines.
There will be mandatory coronavirus testing before arrival and then every day at the track, with limited movement and social distancing in place.
The season was supposed to finish with two races in London in July but the venue, the ExCeL exhibition centre, was taken over as the temporary Nightingale Hospital for COVID-19 patients.
Formula E suspended the championship in March. Portugal’s Antonio Felix da Costa leads the standings for the DS Techeetah team after five races, with New Zealander Mitch Evans second for Jaguar and 11 points behind.
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