Formula E race Berlin 2016: new track

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L the German ePrix took place on May 21 at the Cant. Now those responsible in Berlin have found an alternative solution. From the old airport site in Tempelhof, the race was moved around 7 kilometers further towards the center. In the city district of Mitte, the route takes you on public roads around the large roundabout at Strausberger Platz.

Formula E circuit Berlin with 3 hairpin bends

The now proposed course has 11 bends. The starting straight line is on Karl-Marx-Allee between Alexanderplatz and Straussberger Platz. As in old DTM races on the Avus, it goes through tight hairpin bends. In the different lanes of the boulevard, the cars come towards each other only a few meters away from each other. Here is the detailed route in the >> 3D video animation .

Series boss Alejandro Agag was relieved that an alternative solution had been found:“ This is really great news that we could find a new route in Berlin. I would like to thank everyone who made this possible in such a short time. ”

In between, the Norisring street circuit in Nuremberg was available as an alternative. But then the Formula E officials decided on a course in the capital: “Germany is an incredibly important market for Formula E: It is the home of our logistics partner DHL and our auto partner BMW. I am sure that the race will delight the German fans and it will be a great success, 'said Agag.

FIA boss Jean Todt also emphasized the great importance of Germany for the series:' Berlin is one of the most important Cities of the world. It is the cultural and political center of Germany, a country in which the auto industry plays an important role and where there is particularly great interest in the subject of future mobility. I am sure that the Formula E planners, together with the DMSB, will offer the spectators a great show that is worthy of a city of Berlin's range. '

Abt expects an exciting race

Daniel Abt from Audi Team Schaeffler was also enthusiastic:“ Congratulations! Formula E not only found an alternative location for the race, it also became a track with a lotCharacter created. The layout with the long straights and the hairpin curves looks really interesting. That promises to be an exciting race. After the announcement, I'm looking forward to my home race even more. ”

There are still some permits pending for the new track. Tickets are already available to buy. The fun starts from 20 euros. Children under 6 years of age and seniors over 60 can enjoy Formula E fun for free.


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