Formula E will conclude its season with six races across nine days in August with three different circuit configurations at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport.
The e-cars racing action will resume for the first time since June when the COVID-19 pandemic had forced suspension for the competition for two months. The suspension was further extended till the end of June.
Only five races could have been completed during this FE season so far. Six more events are required to meet minimum championship requirements.
The Formula E season will now have three double headers (races on two consecutive days) on August 5 and 6, August 8 and 9 and August 12 and 13. The new calendar has been approved by the sport’s governing body FIA.
Series CEO Jamie Reigle said: “Since taking action to suspend our season in March, we have emphasised a revised calendar which places the health and safety of our community first, represents Formula E’s distinct brand of city centre racing and offers an exciting conclusion to the compelling season of racing we had seen so far.
“We’re heading to Berlin Tempelhof, a venue that our teams, drivers and fans love, to stage a nine-day festival of racing with three back-to-back double-headers. The festival will feature three track layouts, presenting a new challenge and creating the conditions for an unpredictable and drama-filled climax to our season.
The races will be contested behind the doors with only 1,000 people in attendance as German Government guidelines bar regular spectator attendance at sports events.
The team at Formula E has been working incredibly hard over the past weeks to enable us to go racing again in Berlin. I’d like to thank the FIA, our manufacturers, teams and partners for their continued support, the city of Berlin for their cooperation and flexibility and our fans for their patience.”
The announcement of the revised calendar also confirms a delay for the inaugural Seoul E-Prix. It is believed that talks about a race in South Korea – which would pay a host fee – had continued owing to the nation’s rapid response to COVID-19, Motorsport.com has reported.
Audi is yet to confirm who will partner Lucas di Grassi, after two-time race winner Daniel Abt was effectively dropped by the team when he had a sim racer take his place in the Race at Home Challenge Esports competition.
Mahindra will also enter the six remaining races without Pascal Wehrlein, with the ex-Formula 1 driver announcing via social media that he had left the team with immediate effect.
DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da Costa leads the standings by 11 points over Jaguar driver Mitch Evans.