New layout for Berlin ePrix

This year’s Berlin ePrix will feature a brand new street layout in the center of the German capital.

Motorsport.com reports that the race, set for May 21, will use a 2.030km course situated primarily around Strausberger Platz and Karl-Marx Allee in the heart of Berlin.

The new track will also have the famous Fernsehturm TV tower in Alexanderplatz as a backdrop.

In November, it was reported that the race’s regular venue, Tempelhof Airport, would no longer be usable due to its current role housing refugees.

“It is fantastic news that we have been able to find a new location to race in Berlin,” said Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.

“I want to thank everybody who has been involved in making this happen for all their hard work in such a short space of time.

“I am sure that this race will capture the imagination of the German fans and be a great success.”

Abt Audi Sport driver Daniel Abt added: “Formula E hasn’t only come up with a tremendous alternative location in Berlin but created a circuit with a lot of character.

“The configuration looks interesting and, with its long straights and hairpin turns, seems to be promising a thrilling race as well.

“Now that the circuit has been announced, I’m even more excited about my home round.”

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