Berlin, Germany – Los Angeles, California, USA 

  • The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship resumes racing at the iconic Tempelhof Airfield in Berlin, making the 10th anniversary of this highly-anticipated double-header event this Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May, 2024, at 15h03’ local time 
  • DS PENSKE drivers are getting ready to compete on all-new layout of the famed old concrete airport 
  • DS PENSKE is currently fifth in the teams’ standings 

Fresh off the glitz and glamour of Monaco, DS PENSKE is gearing up for the next challenge as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship resumes this week at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany. Celebrating its 10th year anniversary, Berlin holds a special significance as the only city to feature a race in every season of the championship. Round 9 of the season will take place at 15:03 local time on Saturday 11th and round 10 on Sunday 12th May, 2024. Preparation is key and the DS PENSKE squad has been working around the clock since Monaco. 

Set against the backdrop of the historic airport, this new layout promises to test the limits of both man and machine, providing a thrilling spectacle for motorsport fans worldwide.

In the midst of a double-header event, drivers face a grueling schedule with back-to-back races, leaving little room for error, and qualifying up front will be paramount. 

During the race itself, drivers must exhibit precision, aggression and tactical prowess. After his impressive podium finish in Monaco, the Belgian, Stoffel Vandoorne, is ready to tackle the challenges of the Berlin circuit head-on. The 2022 World Champion is determined to maintain his momentum and secure valuable points for the team. His teammate, the Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, with his wealth of experience and unparalleled determination, is poised to make his mark on the concrete jungle of Berlin. Behind the wheels of the DS E-Tense F23, both drivers are eager to score as many points and possible and to move up in the drivers’ standings. 

As the championship reaches its mid-season point, the stakes have never been higher for teams and drivers alike. DS PENSKE is prepared to rise to the occasion and deliver a standout performance that sets the stage for success in the double header event. 

Stoffel Vandoorne, 2022 Formula E World Champion

‘I am thrilled to return to Templehof! The team has poured endless effort into preparation, it is time to reap the rewards. My goal is to score crucial points and showcase our true potential on this iconic track. Let’s make every lap count and cross the finish line in the front!’ 

Jean-Eric Vergne, 2018 & 2019 Formula E Champion

‘Happy to race in Berlin this weekend, with this double header, we’ve got two shots at the podium, and that is exactly what I am aiming for. Monaco left a taste of bittersweet with my 4th position. I hunger for more, for the team and for me. Qualification is not just a task, it is a must, we’ve got to start strong and prove our mettle. Winning is the only thing on my mind, I will do whatever it takes to claim that top spot!’ 

The track – stats: 

Track length: 2.343km

Turns: 15

Direction: anti-clockwise

Pole Position: Right hand Side 

Race 9: 40 laps

Race 10: 38 laps

Race Start Time: 15:04 (local time)