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The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team is heading to Berlin‘s Tempelhof Airport for the next races of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.


Fasten your seatbelts – Berlin E-Prix is ready for take-off

Since the very first season in 2015, Berlin has been synonymous with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. And, from 14-15 May, the sparks will fly again at the iconic Tempelhof Airport, with the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team.

In a contest that is always full of surprises, Tempelhof never fails to deliver. Steeped in dramatic history, the former airport is unique, in that the empty apron offers seemingly limitless options for reconfiguring the track on. That means the drivers never know exactly what they are in for until they actually arrive at the tarmac. While the track follows a similar basic layout each time, on your first outing you just never know what’s around the next bend. It’s a formula that keeps drivers on their toes – and spectators on the edge of their seats.

But what we can say so far is that this year, the 2,377km circuit incorporates 10 curves, of varying degrees of difficulty. The first bend is a sharp right that curves back on itself, then opens up into a short straight with a small mid-way kink. After accelerating on the straight, it requires a cool head and maximum braking control to tackle the second bend – a tight, jaw-clenching hairpin. At Tempelhof, as always, the entire course is calculated to deliver maximum thrills, demanding the full spectrum of driving skills. Prepare to delight in displays of sheer speed, as the cars fly full-throttle down the long straight between T5 and T6. Marvel at the highly technical sequence that follows – a series of sharp, asymmetrical turns up to T10. With the extra-sticky tarmac giving added grip, road-handling is enhanced. But it comes at a price: higher energy consumption. It’s just one more thing for the technical team and drivers to juggle, with split-second timing.

For André Lotterer and Pascal Wehrlein, this year’s Berlin E-Prix carries more than just the pressure of being the “home side” with Team TAG Heuer Porsche. Last year at Tempelhof they both acquitted themselves impressively: over the two consecutive races, Pascal managed to better his final placing from 21 to 6 and André went from P10 in the first race to P4 in the second. What will they pull off this time round? To find out, be sure to join us at Tempelhof, Berlin from 14-15 May.