The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team will bring their second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship to a close at the weekend with two home races in Berlin
The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team will be in Berlin this weekend (August 13-15) for the season finale of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The seventh and final double header of the year taking place there marks the end of Season 7.
The Berlin E-Prix has been on the calendar of the all-electric racing series ever since it first launched in 2013/2014, and twelve races have been staged so far in the German capital. Apart from on one occasion, the venue has always been Tempelhof Airport which is where racing will take place again this year.
The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team associate good memories with the Berlin E-Prix, as it’s where Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries achieved the team’s first one-two Formula E victory in last year’s season finale.
Racing at the 2.355 km circuit will take place in both directions this year with Race 1 on Saturday running counter-clockwise and Sunday’s second race clockwise. Drivers will have to take ten corners in all while under full load for 73% of the time. Top speed along the main straight will be in the region of 220 km/h.
Track characteristics in Berlin dictate that energy management and race strategy will have a particularly important role to play. The activation zone for Attack Mode will be on the outside of Turn 6 for Race 1 and in Turn 5 for Race 2. Mitch Evans (1:08.350 mins, counter-clockwise) and Stoffel (1:08.635 mins, clockwise) hold the lap records for the two layouts.