Since Europe was stepped on after the start of Mexico in February, the Formula E has caught a run with three appointments in six weeks. First it was Rome, with a double race that had the same winner, Evans with the Jaguar; then Monaco, with the return of Mercedes to the top thanks to Vandoorne; and now Berlin, which can be considered as the home of the electric championship. The capital of Germany is the only city that has never been missing from the calendar and remains faithful to Formula E by holding two races.
Tempelhof airport, already a classic, repeats itself as the stage with its 2.3 kilometers and two different configurations. Because the tests on Saturday and Sunday (at 3:00 p.m. Spanish time on ‘Eurosport’) will be run differently, the first in the counterclockwise direction, the usual for this track, and the second, the other way around . So the pilots will face two completely opposite challenges because all the references change depending on whether you go in one direction or the other.
Four riders arrive in Berlin standing at the top of the World Championship standings. Vandoorne, the one with the most, being the only one to exceed the 80-point barrier with 81. And they are followed less than ten away by the two-time champion Vergne (75), the aforementioned Evans (72) and Frijns (71). Between the Dutchman from Envision and Mortara, fifth classified with the Venturi, there is already an important jump of 22 points. And by teams, he also leads Mercedes with 15 points over DS Techeetah. Let’s see how everything goes once the equator of the eighth season is reached on Sunday.
This is how the FE World Cup classification goes
Marrakesh through Vancouver
Besides, Formula E announced that the tenth round of the season will finally be held in Marrakech. In the original calendar that weekend of July 2 and 3 was reserved to compete in Vancouver, but the organizer of the race was forced to postpone Canada’s entry into the World Cup and the city of Morocco has been used to save the 16 races on the calendar, a record for the electric championship. It will be the fifth visit to Marrakech.