Consequently, all the drivers and teams are faced with a new challenge as the season draws to a close. The new 2,505-metre track differs significantly from the customary layout in the second and third sectors: it has more corners and there are fewer overtaking opportunities.
The two championships have already been decided before the two final races. Ian James was gracious in defeat: "Congratulations to António Félix da Costa on winning his first title and to the entire DS Techeetah crew on winning the team championship. Their performance this year has been outstanding."
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team goes into the last two races of the season on a points total of 99 and in fourth place overall. In the drivers' championship, Stoffel (57 points) and Nyck (42 points) are eighth and twelfth respectively.
"We've now got two days before the last double-header of the season," says Ian James. "The new track layout looks interesting, and we're determined to conclude our season on a high."