Formula E has revealed its conclusion plans for the 2019/20 campaign, with six races in nine days deciding the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.
The electronic motorsport will host its remaining races at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin from 5-13 August.
Jamie Reigle, Chief Executive Officer of Formula E, stated: “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.
“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.
With regards to the double-headers each pair of races will use a different track configuration allowing its teams to prepare separate strategies as if they were racing on a different Grand Prix.
Reigle continued: “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.”
Formula E and the FIA will abide by strict health and safety guidelines in order to safely run the nine day event. These measures include racing behind closed doors, with only essential staff and competitors travelling to the event. Additionally, mandatory coronavirus testing will be taking place prior to the races, as well as daily on-site screening and social distraining guidelines.
As per German government regulations Formula E will have a maximum of 1000 people at Tempelhof Airport at any given time, which includes local suppliers, medical crews and Formula E team’s 20 staff limit. The competition has confirmed that other operations will be carried out remotely.
Formula E will officially conclude its campaign with 11 races after previously staging five events prior to the global health pandemic, two less than the 2018/19 season. The top-four drivers in the championship are separated by fewer points than a single race win offers, meaning that the title is still up for grabs during the dramatic conclusion.