System E – The stage is made up our minds for a thrilling season six finale in Berlin


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.

Present standings

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.

Driver modifications

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.

Championship standings:

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

  1. DS Techeetah                                    98 pts
  2. Bmw i Andretti Motorsport               90 pts
  3. Panasonic Jaguar Racing                   66 pts
  4. Nissan e.dams                                    57 pts
  5. Mercedes-Benz EQ                           56 pts
  6. Audi Abt Schaeffler                          46 pts
  7. Virgin Racing                                   39pts
  8. ROkit Venturi  Raciung                     34pts
  9. Trace Heuer Porsche                         25pts
  10. Mahindra Racing                              17pts
  11. Geox Dragon                                    11pts
  12. Nio 333                                           0pts
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