7/23/2020

Showdown in Berlin.

When the Formula E teams meet up in Berlin at the beginning of August, the joy of seeing each other again will be great. However, that won’t be the only great thing during the finale in the capital.

If there’s one word to describe the current situation well, then it’s “exceptional”. One thing is to be said: exceptional times call for exceptional solutions. And the FIA ABB Formula E definitely has those at hand. The Race at Home Challenge provided fans and drivers with the chance to continue experiencing motorsport – digitally. Now, the time has come for a real reunion. Things will get serious on the former Berlin Templehof Airport field at the beginning of August. On a major level.

No time to lose.

Their stay in Berlin is bound to be a particular challenge for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team. Because in the time from August 5 through 13 – that’s just 9 days – an impressive amount of 6 Formula E races are due to take place. The grand finale of season 6 will take place in 3 doubleheaders: The first two races are planned for August 5 and 6, followed by another 2 races on August 8 and 9. The final runs will take place on August 12 and 13. And they will crown the winner of an exceptional season. For both Porsche drivers, Neel Jani and André Lotterer along with the entire TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, this is an entirely novel situation. Preparations for Berlin are already in full swing. The entire team considers this situation to be an opportunity. After all: They want to show the fans once more how much they’ve grown within the first season.

Same place, different layout.

The track in Berlin is a permanent fixture in the Formula E race calendar. Carrying out the season finale with 6 races within a city brings a new set of challenges – but with it being in Berlin, it also brings about the best conditions. The track layout will be changed between each doubleheader. As a result, drivers and teams only have little chance to adapt to the changing conditions. This new feature promises thrill: What’s the driving direction, where are start and finish line, and which curve is best suited to rise the ranks? All this is due to changes between the events. The vast area of the former airport offers ideal conditions for the track planners.

All fans can look forward to a motorsport highlight for the end of the season, even if they can’t be there in person. Multiple races, unfamiliar track layouts, and a racing break of over 3 months create pure thrill. Surprises can’t be ruled out. And the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is known for their surprises. Just like during the first Formula E race in Riad, where André Lotterer took second place right off the bat. An incredible moment. Now, the team has the chance to prove once more how exceptional it is. And thus, to meet the current zeitgeist.

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