Germany is made up our minds to host an prolonged conclusion to the ABB FIA System E Championship as the sequence returns to circulation for nine days in the capital. It is a finale that can characteristic no fewer than six races and all over which the drivers’ and teams’ titles shall be made up our minds.
The ABB FIA System E Championship is making ready to advance to Berlin for the sixth time in as decades since the inception of the all-electrical avenue racing single-seater sequence. Basically, Berlin is the supreme capital metropolis that can boast having featured on the System E calendar yearly since the sequence change into as soon as created. With this year’s Berlin E-Prix that includes three double-headers, all held at the Berlin – Tempelhof airport complex, the twenty-four drivers shall be contesting a whopping six races. A historical building, the Tempelhof complex is in fact a aged airport and remained in operation except 2008 earlier than being converted right into a leisure characteristic. As System E uses short-term circuits, designed particularly to meet its requirements, the FIA and the promoter were ready to rise to the project of rising three diversified tracks for every of the double-headers scheduled, in spite of the extremely tight time closing dates inflamed by switching from one version to 1 other. Right here is amazingly appropriate as the local tarmac, previously frail by aeroplanes, provides a nearly limitless array of possibilities. The predominant double-header (5-6 August) will thus be contested in the opposite map to normal on the Tempelhof song (2.355km), earlier than opponents take care of the circuit in its long-established configuration for segment two of the finale (8-9 August). The last two races (12-13 August) shall be contested on a new, extra technical 2.505km-long song, which is anticipated to mean that cars will wish to undertake a special energy management approach.
Closing day out
With a one-two execute in season 4, after which a recall for Lucas Di Grassi last year, the Berlin E-Prix has no longer too long in the past been a pleased hunting ground for the Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler group. At the same time as there can also honest also be absolute self perception that group major Allan McNish shall be good for his outfit to care for up their spectacular bustle at dwelling, their fellow Germans at BMW i Andretti Motorsport, Mercedes-Benz EQ and Trace Heuer Porsche – who hang never received in Berlin – will clearly no longer are attempting to be no longer noted, nor will the diversified eight teams taking segment in the championship.
The predominant five rounds of the 2019-2020 season produced five diversified winners, confirming the unpredictable nature of the championship: after Sam Bird (Envision Virgin Racing) and Alexander Sims (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) received the opening two races in Diriyah, Maximilian Günther (BMW i Andretti Motorsport) triumphed in Santiago, earlier than Mitch Evans (Panasonic Jaguar Racing) grabbed victory in Mexico. Despite a fearless fightback from the aid of the grid in Marrakesh, all over which he made up some eighteen areas to execute sixth, Mitch Evans nonetheless relinquished the championship lead at the last spherical to Antonio Felix Da Costa, who claimed his first recall of the season for DS Techeetah.
Attributable to a twin podium for its drivers (a recall for Antonio Felix Da Costa and third characteristic for Jean-Eric Vergne) in Marrakesh, DS Techeetah – the reigning champions – moved sooner than BMW i Andretti Motorsport in the teams’ standings, even as Panasonic Jaguar Racing lie third general. On the opposite hand, with six races smooth to switch out of a total of 11 on the revised 2019-2020 calendar, quite loads of twists and turns can also honest lie forward at this year’s the Berlin E-Prix earlier than the result of the drivers’ and teams’ titles are made up our minds.
Numerous driver modifications were made for this innovative and unparalleled conclusion to the season. Replaced at Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler by Rene Rast, who contested the Berlin E-Prix with Team Aguri all around the 2015-2016 season, Daniel Abt will now go for NIO 333. Adjustments are equally afoot at Mahindra Racing, where Alexander Lynn, the aged DS Virgin Racing and Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver, will now go alongside Jérôme d’Ambrosio. Meanwhile, Geox Dragon boasts a new driver pairing of Nico Müller and Sergio Sette Camara, who change into as soon as spectacular in ending 2nd general at the Marrakesh Rookie Take a look at.
Driver Championship standings
1. Antonio Félix DA COSTA DS Techeetah 67pts
2. Mitch EVANS Panasonic Jaguar Racing 56pts
3. Alexander SIMS Bmw i Andretti Motorsport 46pts
4. Maximilian GÜNTHER Bmw i Andretti Motorsport 44pts
5. Lucas DI GRASSI Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler 38pts
6. Stoffel VANDOORNE Mercedes-Benz EQ 38pts
7. Edoardo MORTARA ROKiT Venturi Racing 32pts
8. Jean-Éric VERGNE DS Techeetah 31pts
9. Oliver ROWLAND Nissan e.dams 30pts
10. Sam BIRD Envision Virgin Racing 29pts
11. Sébastien BUEMI Nissan e.dams 27pts
12. André LOTTERER Trace Heuer Porsche 25pts
13. Nyck DE VRIES Mercedes-Benz EQ 18pts
14. Pascal WEHRLEIN Mahindra Racing 14pts
15. Robin FRIJNS Envision Virgin Racing 10pts
16. James CALADO Panasonic Jaguar Racing 10pts
17. Daniel ABT Nio 333 8pts
18. Jérôme D’AMBROSIO Mahindra Racing 3pts
19. Felipe MASSA ROKiT Venturi Racing 2pts
20. Brendon HARTLEY Geox Dragon 2pts
21. Oliver TURVEY Nio 333 0pts
22. Nico MÜLLER Geox Dragon 0pts
23. Neel JANI Trace Heuer Porsche 0pts
24. Ma Qinghua Nio 333 0pts
Team Championship standings
- DS Techeetah 98 pts
- Bmw i Andretti Motorsport 90 pts
- Panasonic Jaguar Racing 66 pts
- Nissan e.dams 57 pts
- Mercedes-Benz EQ 56 pts
- Audi Abt Schaeffler 46 pts
- Virgin Racing 39pts
- ROkit Venturi Raciung 34pts
- Trace Heuer Porsche 25pts
- Mahindra Racing 17pts
- Geox Dragon 11pts
- Nio 333 0pts