Formula E has confirmed it will stage six races across nine days and around three different configurations at the Berlin Tempelhof Airport to finish the curtailed 2019/20 season.
The championship was one of the first major series to suspend its season amid the global Covid-19 pandemic and has struggled to piece together a feasible calendar for the remainder of the season.
Fortunately, the Berlin venue does not utilise the closure of major city streets and poses a lessened health risk to competitors and officials.
Three double-header events – two of which are mid-week – have been slated for August 5-6, 8-9 and 12-13 following FIA approval.
All races will be held behind closed doors with a limit of 1000 people allowed access to the venue for each event so to meet current German government guidelines.
The announcement of the revised calendar also confirms the cancellation of the inaugural Seoul E-Prix.
“Since taking action to suspend our season in March, we have emphasised a revised calendar which places the health and safety of our community first, represents Formula E’s distinct brand of city centre racing and offers an exciting conclusion to the compelling season of racing we had seen so far,” said Formula E CEO Jamie Reigle.
“We’re heading to Berlin Tempelhof, a venue that our teams, drivers and fans love, to stage a nine-day festival of racing with three back-to-back double-headers. The festival will feature three track layouts, presenting a new challenge and creating the conditions for an unpredictable and drama-filled climax to our season.
“The team at Formula E has been working incredibly hard over the past weeks to enable us to go racing again in Berlin. I’d like to thank the FIA, our manufacturers, teams and partners for their continued support, the city of Berlin for their cooperation and flexibility and our fans for their patience.”
Kiwi racer Mitch Evans currently sits second in the driver standings having completed five races so far. The 25-year-old finished an uncharacteristic 12th in the German E-Prix last year.
The Panasonic Jaguar pilot trails DS Techeetah driver Antonio Felix da by a mere 11 points.
German duo Daniel Abt and Pascal Wehrlein will not be on the grid for the revised season resumption, with a replacement yet to be found for Abt while the Mahindra driver announced his exit from the team with immediate effect earlier in the year.