Photo: Formula E: Carl Bingham

Berlin e-Prix Preview: Formula E ready for take off at the Tempelfhof Airport

It’s another double header in Formula E as this weekend the racing heads to Berlin. The cars will hit the track at the Tempelhof Airport Circuit this time, a circuit that’s been used since the first season of FE in 2014/2015. With Porsche driver Pascal Wehlein currently leading the Drivers’ Standings, both he and the team will be determined to make it a joint couple of home-race victories.

Like every track so far this season, the Berlin track provides a huge challenge for the drivers with both slow and fast corners, and a couple of long straights too before turns six and then the bendy turn one. Degradation will also be high due to the rough concrete surface, so strategists will need to be fully focused all weekend long. With this season’s circuits showing off some great racing and numerous overtakes every round already, this one won’t be one to miss.

Previous races at the German venue have been ones to remember as well, from Mercedes taking both Championships in season seven at their home race to Evans, and Edoardo Mortara’s crash after the former’s car didn’t move off the start line in the same race.

It was a fantastic race last time out in Sao Paulo with Mitch Evans taking the victory in a Jaguar Powertrains one-two-three on the Brazilian podium, so a win will have to be hard-fought for if Porsche want to continue their good season thus far. Jake Dennis will be another of the Porsche powertrain contenders looking for a perfect weekend too, to try and catch up to Wehlein from second place in the Championship.

The weekend doesn’t finish on Sunday either, with the Rookie Test taking place the day after on Monday. The test is important for both the sport and young drivers, with new and upcoming competitors getting the opportunity to take to the track in the GEN3 machinery.

Race one qualifying and the race itself take place on Saturday the 22nd with the second qualifying and its race the next day on Sunday the 23rd.

Not just will news and coverage of the weekend be here on The Apex Motorsport, but we will also have feet on the ground in Germany with Richard Smyth reporting directly from the event. It’s sure to be a good one.

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