The FIA Formula E Championship succeeded in finding a new location for its Berlin ePrix. The iconic Karl-Marx Allee and Strausberger Platz – near the Berlin TV tower – will play host of the German race.
The organisers had to find a replacement for the race at former Tempelhof Airport when the government decided to cancel all planned events due to the refugee crisis.
The 2.030km circuit features 11 turns and wind its way around Strausberger Platz and towards Alexanderplatz with the pitlane on Karl-Marx Allee.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said: “It is fantastic news that we have been able to find a new location to race in Berlin and I want to thank everybody who has been involved in making this happen for all their hard work in such a short space of time.
“I am sure that this race will capture the imagination of the German fans and be a great success.”
“Formula E hasn’t only come up with a tremendous alternative location in Berlin but created a circuit with a lot of character,” said Daniel Abt, Abt Schaeffler Audi Sport driver. “The configuration looks interesting and, with its long straights and hairpin turns, seems to be promising a thrilling race as well. When we were in Berlin last time we visited a restaurant and a bar near Alexanderplatz – and now we’re going to race in exactly this part of the city. Now that the circuit has been announced, I’m even more excited about my home round.”