The historic Tempelhof Airport in Germany has been given a revised circuit layout ahead of its race weekend on the 10th and 11th of June.  

 

The Berlin ePrix, round seven and eight of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship will return to the original location used in the inaugural season of FIA Formula E on a redesigned version of the circuit. The drivers will navigate a 2.25km track on the apron section of the historic Tempelhof Airport.

 

The new-look track features 10 corners, and will run in the same anti-clockwise direction as the original layout, but has been completely re-profiled to compliment the faster, more efficient Formula E cars of Season 3.

 

Daniel Abt, ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport driver, said: “For us as a German team with German partners, and me as a German driver, it is great news that we will have two home races this season. It’s no secret that I loved the track around Karl-Marx-Allee a lot. But now that I have seen the new Tempelhof layout, I can’t wait to get there. The fans will love the unique setting that brings everyone so close to the action and us drivers. The track is perfect for great racing and a lot of overtaking. I’m looking forward to meeting my home crowd. We will put on a great 48-hour Formula E party for the fans in Berlin.”

 

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