Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit
Length // 2.355-kilometres
Corners // 10
Best Finish // P5 [Nick Heidfeld, 2015]
The Berlin E-Prix has been present on the Formula E calendar since 2015, and this weekend, we return to the German capital to take to the track for one final time this season.
Taking place on the apron of Tempelhof Airport, the iconic venue will once again host history this weekend as it acts as the backdrop to Formula E’s season finale for a second successive year.
In 2020, the circuit hosted the most intense season finale in the history of motorsport by holding an unprecedented six races in nine days, but this year, the first chapter of Formula E’s World Championship legacy will come to a conclusion.
Naturally, such a significant moment requires an equally large challenge and for the first time in the series’ history, a double-header will be run on two different circuit configurations.
On Saturday, we will use Tempelhof’s traditional anti-clockwise layout but on Sunday, we will run the configuration in reverse, making the weekend twice as difficult as usual.
With 86 points covering the top 10 teams, and with 96 points still available, everything is still to play for and as such, all eyes are on the prize in the face of total unpredictability.
“We’re heading into a weekend season finale where just about anything is possible. We have a car starting in Group 2 and a car starting in Group 4 in qualifying which should hopefully work to our advantage and we’ve seen how quickly things can change over the course of a double header race weekend. It’s been an incredibly close, tight season and as we discovered in Puebla, one good weekend can change everything. We know we have the pace but we also know what we’re up against and only when the chequered flag waves on Sunday will we see if we’ve really achieved our ambitions for this season.”
“Racing on two different circuits on one weekend is a new challenge for everyone in Formula E but I’m feeling quite optimistic for Berlin. I’m excited to get back into the car and being a part of Group 2 qualifying should benefit us because we’ll avoid the usual difficulties that come from Group 1. I think if we can qualify well, we should be able to score a big haul of points in both races and consistency is my main aim for the weekend. If we can establish a strong performance baseline, we should be able to perform well and given the pace we have shown at points this season, I think we have the potential to challenge for podiums.”
“Berlin is another new circuit for me but it’s one that I’ve driven quite a lot in the simulator already so I know it quite well. Racing anti-clockwise on Saturday and clockwise on Sunday brings a new set of challenges, and although both races are taking place on the same circuit, we’re effectively running a completely different configuration by driving in different directions. Because of this, it will be very important to be proactive in our data collection on both days so we can adapt quickly and efficiently. After a difficult weekend in London, I’m hoping to turn my luck around and hopefully, we can end the season on a high.”