The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is back. The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team will return to the race track on 5 August for the first time since the end of February with a unique racing marathon of six E-Prix in just nine days. Berlin Tempelhof will host races six to eleven of the 2019/20 season, the team’s first in the all-electric race series. So far, Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries have secured 56 points, including the first two podium finishes for the team.
The first two pairs of races (Races 6 & 7 and 8 & 9) will feature a track configuration, which is already familiar. For the first two rounds, the circuit will be run twice clockwise in reverse. After that, the traditional layout will be run. For the finale, drivers and teams will face a new challenge. The new 2.505 km circuit variant has been modified considerably in the second and third sector with a series of tight and twisty turns, thus giving fewer overtaking opportunities.
Tyres will play a key role on all three track configurations, as the track surface in Berlin with its slabs of concrete is the only one of its kind on the Formula E race calendar.