It was announced yesterday that Berlin has got a new location for 2016 and beyond after the Tempelhof airfield was not able to continue to host the race due to the recent refugee crisis in Europe.
The 2.030km track will take place around the Strausberger Platz and towards Alexanderplatz with the pitlane on Karl-Marx-Alle with 11 turns on the circuit, however, at this stage it remains subject to approval by FIA track homologation and from the Berlin city authroites.
FIA President, Jean Todt, said: “The FIA Formula E Championship was created to promote the theme of a new form of sustainable mobility, alongside the development of technologies linked to an electrical powertrain; all this combining to bring a racing event into the heart of the great cities of the world. The new location for the Berlin ePrix fits these requirements perfectly. Berlin is one of the most important capital cities in the world, the cultural and political centre of Germany, a country where the motor industry plays a very important role and where there is a particularly keen awareness of mobility for the future. I am sure that Formula E Holdings, with the ever-valuable cooperation of the DMSB, will be able to put on a show for the spectators that is a match for the allure of a city like Berlin.”
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “It is fantastic news that we have been able to find a new location to race in Berlin and 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. Germany is an incredibly important market for Formula E as the home of DHL, the championship’s Official Logistics Partner, and BMW i, the Official Vehicle Partner of the series. I am sure that this race will capture the imagination of the German fans and be a great success.”
The Berlin ePrix takes place on May 21st 2015 and tickets to the race are now available.