ABB Formula E returns for six-race showdown in Berlin

Following several months of inactivity since the ABB Formula E series last saw action around the streets of Marrakesh, the championship returns to the Tempelhof Airport in the German capital of Berlin for the sixth consecutive year, to complete the final rounds of the season.

It will be a frantic re-start, and indeed finish to the season, with the six races all taking place over nine days – 5th/6th, 8th/9th, 12th/13th August. And, in order to make the racing as challenging, exciting and unpredictable as ever for fans and drivers alike, each pair of races will use a different track configuration, meaning teams will have to develop alternate strategies over a short timeframe.

Defending champions DS TECHEETAH remain atop the standings when racing resumes but this time it is new boy Antonio Felix da Costa who leads the driver standings after his fine victory in Marrakesh.

“Nothing really changes from Round 6 onwards as a team,” said da Costa. “We work very closely together when I’m in the car and my engineers will be constantly in my ears through the radio, as usual! We’ve prepared well and in shakedown and simulation we’ve been readying ourselves for the return by running through all the possible scenarios and eventualities.

“We have the different layouts, the time constraint and it just makes preparations a lot more compact. We’ve had to squeeze in all the usual work in a much shorter amount of time. It’s been a case of adapting but I’m confident in the guys and the whole team – we can get ourselves up and running quickly for this challenge. I’m really looking forward to going back racing and giving it a proper go.”

Tempelhof will also host the final seven rounds of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, the support series due to come to an end after this season.

“The Berlin E-Prix offers a platform to showcase emobility technology which underlines ABB’s long-standing role as a driving partner in Germany’s sustainability goals,” added Tarak Mehta, President of ABB Electrification. “We are proud to be working directly with the manufacturers on and off-track, while continuing to improve the widespread availability of reliable and high-performing charging infrastructure which is key to driving progress in Germany.”

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