Following a 110 day break from racing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Formula E has today confirmed that it will resume the 2019/20 season with a six-race season finale in Berlin.
Racing on the Flughafen Tempelhof Circuit, three double-header events will take place in quick succession on August 5/6, 8/9 and 12/13 to conclude the series’ sixth season of competition.
Each pair of races in this nine-day period will be held on a different circuit configuration which will allow for Formula E’s acclaimed unpredictable and high-octane racing to continue, with each layout presenting a fresh strategic challenge to teams.
To ensure the safe conclusion of Season 6, Formula E has been working in close consultation with the FIA and the championship’s teams, including ROKiT Venturi Racing.
For the season conclusion, strict safety measures will be implemented in order to mitigate risk, with only essential staff travelling to the event which will take place behind closed doors.
In accordance with guidelines from the German government, a maximum of 1,000 people will be allowed on site while coronavirus testing prior to races will be mandatory.
On-site screening will take place daily upon arrival to the circuit while the use of face masks, social distancing, and limited movement across workspaces will be actively enforced.
With five races completed to date, 288 points are still available to teams as per Formula E’s revised 11-event calendar.
Notching 34 points to date through the services of Edoardo Mortara and Felipe Massa, ROKiT Venturi Racing is one of only three teams to record points in every race this season.
Presently holding P8 in the Teams’ Championship, the Monegasque marque is only 64 points adrift of present leaders DS Techeetah, meaning that everything is still to play for this August.
“During what has been a difficult period for all, the proactive approach that Formula E has taken should be applauded - it’s not easy to balance the needs of the sport with the critical global safety issues which must come first. I want to thank our partners for the patience and ongoing support and also acknowledge everyone who has worked so hard behind the scenes to keep the team connected and focused during this time. The six-race season finale in Berlin will present a unique opportunity and a test of endurance – especially with three different circuit layouts – but we will be ready to take on the challenge. The team are just as keen as I am to get back out and race.”