• The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team set for Berlin season finale

The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team will be in Berlin this weekend (August 13-15) for the season finale of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The seventh and final double header of the year taking place there marks the end of Season 7. 

The Berlin E-Prix has been on the calendar of the all-electric racing series ever since it first launched in 2013/2014, and twelve races have been staged so far in the German capital. Apart from on one occasion, the venue has always been Tempelhof Airport which is where racing will take place again this year.

The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team associate good memories with the Berlin E-Prix, as it’s where Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries achieved the team’s first one-two Formula E victory in last year’s season finale.

mercedes-eq silver arrow 02 leaving the pitlane in london

Racing at the 2.355 km circuit will take place in both directions this year with Race 1 on Saturday running counter-clockwise and Sunday’s second race clockwise. Drivers will have to take ten corners in all while under full load for 73% of the time. Top speed along the main straight will be in the region of 220 km/h.

Track characteristics in Berlin dictate that energy management and race strategy will have a particularly important role to play. The activation zone for Attack Mode will be on the outside of Turn 6 for Race 1 and in Turn 5 for Race 2. Mitch Evans (1:08.350 mins, counter-clockwise) and Stoffel (1:08.635 mins, clockwise) hold the lap records for the two layouts.

stoffel vandoorne and nyck de vries standing in the box giving an interview

Ian James

“Just one race weekend to go, and the championship fight is still very much in full swing. This season has already been an extremely close fight in both the teams’ and drivers’ championships, and we’ve managed to carry that into the last race of the season. It’s going to be a very exciting championship finale, with virtually any outcome possible in the championships."

ian james talking to a colleague

"During the past race weekend, in London, we showed what we are capable of as a team. We returned to our true form, achieving the results we needed to get back in the fight. We will be carrying that momentum into the weekend in Berlin, building on the valuable experience we gathered during last year’s event. In Formula E, however, you always know to expect fresh challenges. And Berlin will be no exception."

"Throughout this season we have strived to achieve the required level of operational excellence. Berlin will be a great test for the team as a whole and I, for one, can’t wait to get the racing underway!”

Nyck de Vries

“I’m really looking forward to this weekend. We’ve obviously had a lot of races so far this season with plenty of moments full of highs and lows that stick in your mind. We’re off now to the season finale in Berlin where we are about to discover who’s going to be crowned champion in the end. I can’t wait to see whether we can come out on top in the world championship ultimately. We know how tough it will be and how close everyone is in the standings, but we’re going into the final round well prepared. We just need now to focus on the task at hand and do everything in our power. Hopefully, we’ll have a good weekend!”

nyck de vries being focused before the start of the next race

Stoffel Vandoorne

“Well, let’s do it! It’s Berlin and the final double header of the season. I’m very much looking forward to this race weekend, because as you may recall, both myself and the team still have some pretty good memories from last year when I notched up my maiden victory in Formula E. Nyck also gave us our first one‑two win with P2 in the season finale. The track has suited us well in the past and I’m just really looking forward to it after the two rounds in London. Hopefully, I’ll have a little more luck in Berlin so that I can finish the season on a high. The world championship is still wide open. I’m a little bit down the running, so my task will definitely not be easy, but I’ve got nothing to lose and can only gain, which is why I’m going into the weekend with an open mind and a clear head, hoping to post two good results.”

stoffel vandoorne putting in his ear piece before starting the race in london

Where to watch

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Round 14

Session Date Time (BST)
Practice 1 13 August 2021 16:00-16:45
Practice 2 14 August 2021 07:00-07:30
Qualifiying 14 August 2021 09:00-09:57
E-Prix 14 August 2021 13:04-14:00

Round 15

Session Date Time (BST)
Practice 3 15 August 2021 07:00-07:30
Practice 4 15 August 2021 08:30-09:00
Qualifiying 15 August 2021 10:30-11:27
E-Prix 15 August 2021 14:34-15:30

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