The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has confirmed that its suspended Season 6 campaign will resume and conclude this August with a series of six races in Berlin.
A total of five rounds of the series’ 2019/20 campaign were completed prior to the pause of the competition as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with February’s Marrakesh E-Prix the series’ most recent race.
Formula E’s plan to resume racing will see six races – three double-header events – take place over a nine-day period at the Flughafen Tempelhof Circuit on August 5/6, 8/9 and 12/13, with three different circuit configurations used for each pairing.
In order to ensure the safety of its participants, Formula E’s season finale will take place behind closed doors while there will be a capped maximum of 1,000 people on site at any given time, as per the guidelines of the German government.
Coronavirus testing will be mandatory ahead of races while on-site screening will be conducted daily upon arrival to the circuit. The use of face masks will also be enforced, alongside the following of social distancing and limited movement across workspaces.
“Since taking action to suspend our season in March, we have emphasised a revised calendar which places the health and safety of our community first, represents Formula E’s distinct brand of city-centre racing and offers an exciting conclusion to the compelling season of racing we had seen so far,” said Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle.
“We’re heading to Berlin Tempelhof, a venue that our teams, drivers and fans love, to stage a nine-day festival of racing with three back-to-back double-headers.
“The festival will feature three track layouts, presenting a new challenge and creating the conditions for an unpredictable and drama-filled climax to our season. The team at Formula E has been working incredibly hard over the past weeks to enable us to go racing again in Berlin.
“I’d like to thank the FIA, our manufacturers, teams and partners for their continued support, the city of Berlin for their cooperation and flexibility and our fans for their patience.”
At present, Antonio Felix da Costa holds the lead in the Drivers’ Championship, 11 points ahead of Mitch Evans while DS Techeetah leads the way in the Teams’ Standings.