The great thing about the FIA ABB Race at Home Challenge is that the pilots and fans can at least travel, albeit it is virtually. This time, all participants made their way to Berlin in front of their screens.
Having raced on some tracks several times, new terrain awaited the pilots in race 5: this time they started on the site of the former Berlin airport Tempelhof. Less narrow, but more long straights made for a fast-paced race – as already suspected before the start. The two TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team pilots, Neel Jani and André Lotterer, were ready for this – and were not disappointed: it became a fast race with significantly fewer incidents. Both pilots got off to a good start down to the first corner. In the tight field, Oliver Turvey spun directly in front of Neel Jani, which temporarily cost the Tag Heuer Porsche Formula E team pilot a few places. Through a convincing performance in his Porsche 99X Electric, he was however able to make up for this over the course of the race. He continuously passed the competition and once again managed to score points. Neel Jani crossed the virtual finish line in 10th place, building on the good results from the previous races.
His team mate André Lotterer also delivered a good fast-paced race. Thanks to a quick start, he was able to make up one place directly in the first corner, then driving a focused race from position 7. Throughout the entire race, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team pilot fought for the position that he won in the end: André Lotterer defended his position and finished seventh in Berlin. As a result, he managed to collect important points for the team.
After a successful race in Berlin, the anticipation is increasing for the next event of the FIA ABB Race at Home Challenge. The destination for the pilots and fans virtual journey next weekend has not yet been decided. But one thing is already certain: they won’t have to travel far.