The 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to Berlin for the fifth time. The Berlin race is one of the races that has featured in the race calendar every year since the start of the championship. Tempelhof Airport plays host to the all-electric street racing series on Saturday 25 May 2019.
Tempelhof, the 10-turn 1.475-mile (2.375km) long Tempelhof circuit, features the ‘Attack Mode Zone’ in Turn 6.
Mark Preston, DS TECHEETAH Team Principal: “Berlin is an interesting track with a very abrasive surface. It took us by surprise the first time we competed in Berlin in Season 3 but now we have a pretty good idea of what to do.
“It was great to extend our championship leads in Monaco but we’re not settling for that, it’s full force ahead to further extend it. The ranking can literally change in one race as it stands.”
Xavier Mestelan Pinon, DS Performance Director: “We’ve managed to achieve what we set out to do in the beginning of the season by leading both championships. Now it’s all about keeping this intact and to continue in our efforts in providing the drivers with a reliable and efficient car. While we’re working on the development of the Season Six powertrain, the technical and team investment for the current championship is our priority.”
Jean-Éric Vergne, #25: “Winning Monaco was a season highlight but now that’s behind us and we focus on the rest of the season. Berlin can be treacherous, and we have to be on top of our game to succeed there.”
André Lotterer, #36: “We’ve had a couple of home races now for the team and for Jean-Éric but now it’s my turn to race on home soil and I’m very excited to race in front of the German fans. We will run a special livery on my DS E-TENSE FE19 car for the occasion. It will be the second time I race at Tempelhof and it will be cool to be back. It’s a great location to race and the racing is good there. Our main focus will be on scoring as many points as possible to secure our positions in both championships.”
Source. DS Automobiles