Formula E has eyed hosting multiple races around the Berlin Tempelhof airport in the coming months as a part of the series’ plan to swiftly return to action.
Back in March, Formula E became the first premier motorsport series to bite the bullet and suspend its season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now nearing on three months later the all-electric series is yet to announce any intentions as to how a revised calendar may look or where it will be staged.
The prominent concern is the series utilises the closure of streets of major global cities to hold its races.
However, with the pandemic having sentenced most cities into strict lockdown, Formula E will likely be compelled to turn their attention elsewhere in a bid to complete its 2019/20 season.
Series founder Alejandro Agag had already announced that the Tempelhof airport circuit could become the location for several revised races should it be needed.
Now reports are emerging that a decision to allow Berlin to stage as many as four to six races is set to put in front of the Motorsport World Council on June 19.
Formula E first raced at the Tempelhof airport circuit back in 2015. With its stadium-like atmosphere and zero use of permanent roads, the temporary circuit allows series organisers to minimise disruption to cities and control the number of people in a demarcated area.
Formula E has already eyed the truncated 2019/20 season to conclude between August 5 – 12. The open slot will enable for midweek races and potential twilight or night events.
Due to its temporary nature, the circuit can easily be modified to stage races on different configurations.
Kiwi Mitch Evans currently lies second in the standings after five races, 11-points adrift of DS Techeetah’s Antonio Felix da Costa.