The ABB FIA Formula E Championship resumed racing this week at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. The historic German airfield will host two rounds this Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, 2023, at 15h03 local time. For the Seventh and eight races of the season, DS PENSKE will compete on the giant apron section of the airport, which will mark the ninth time to the German capital. Berlin is the only city to feature in every season of the Formula E Championship.
Coming off a strong points finish for both drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the DS PENSKE squad has arrived in Berlin determined to realize the potential of their qualifying speed demonstrated in the last few races. After clinching his first pole position, the reigning champion, Stoffel Vandoorne is prepared to push the limits to maximize the number of championship points he can take home this weekend. The Frenchman Jean-éric Vergne is not the kind of competitor to rest on his back-to back podiums in India and South Africa and will race as hard as he can to be the first one to cross the finish line. DS PENSKE is currently fourth in the team’s classification and remains one of the favourites in the title race.
The Tempelhof circuit is famous for its abrasive surface and the challenge it poses for the high-torque, electric single seaters. The team’s experience setting up the cars will prove invaluable throughout the race weekend. The track layout will definitely create some action-packed racing, the circuit is a favorite among fans and drivers, with Formula E cars racing in front of crowed tribunes.
Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning Formula E world champion
‘Very excited to race in Berlin, the progress we saw in Brazil is promising, we maximized the package and we scored solid points. I am going to push very hard again, I can feel that we are getting stronger and stronger and I expect great results this weekend.’
Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019
‘I am really looking forward to Berlin, and cannot wait to hit the track after a long break that allowed the team to work on car development, on track and in simulator. This track has a much different layout than the other tracks, which means it’ll be easier to pass at this circuit. I am just two points behind second place in the drivers’classification and I will do everything I can to leave Berlin with new podium results for the team.’
The track – stats:
2.355 km track length
Race start time: 15h04