Organisers of Formula E have today revealed the circuit layout for the Berlin ePrix, which will be run in a disused airport.
The 17 turn, 2.47km circuit will be built within the ‘Apron’ section of the Tempelhof Airport, located in the city-centre.
The Airport which was key to the post war ‘Berlin Airlift’ is located in what was historically the ‘American Sector’, the middle of Berlin, and has not been in use since 2008. Most recently it has been used as a public park, with Formula E becoming the first motorsport eventually to be held at the venue.
One of the two german drivers on the grid, Nick Heidfeld believes the airport will create a unique atmosphere for the fans.
“It will be the first time for me racing on somewhere like this so should have its own special atmosphere,” Heidfeld said
“It looks like it’s going to be a very twisty and challenging circuit with 17 turns in under 2.5km and I think the fans are going to have great visibility wherever they are.”
While Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag agrees with Heidfeld that city is the perfect place to hold a race, “Berlin is one of the leading cities in Europe for innovation and sustainable mobility,”
“Whilst Germany is renowned for its motorsport passion and hence why we selected it as a host city for Formula E.” said Agag.
Before the all electric championship reaches Berlin it will race around the streets of Miami, Long Beach and Monte Carlo and you can keep up to date with all the news on sportscarglobal.com
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