Berlin Tempelhof: The now-closed airport in the district of the same name in the German capital has a long history. One of Germany's first commercial airports, scheduled services first started there way back in 1923. A good six years after its closure in 2008, the first E-Prix took place on the site of the former airport in 2015. Since then, Berlin has been an integral part of the racing calendar for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and is the only city that has hosted at least one race in all of the eight seasons held so far - and only once was that not at Tempelhof.
The temporary racetrack at the former airfield is also firmly rooted in the history of the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team that competed in Berlin for the first time in 2019 and promptly went on to achieve its maiden one-two victory with Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries in the season finale. A year later, the team won both World Championship titles at the same venue; taking top honours in both the Team and Drivers' Championship.
"Berlin has been a pretty special place for the team, right from its inception," said Team Principal Ian James. "Berlin is always going to hold a special place in our hearts and the fact that it's a home race for Mercedes-Benz makes it all the more special."
For the third year in a row, the team continued its impressive run of successes at Berlin‑Tempelhof. However, the team had to work hard to succeed on both race days...