Race Details

Round 8: Germany

Berlin ePrix

For round eight of the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship, we return to the German city of Berlin.

Motor racing returns to the very heart of stunning Berlin for the first time in almost 20 years with the new city-centre Berlin ePrix circuit. The FIA Formula E Championship track is 1.26 miles (2.03km) long with 11 turns. It winds its way around Strausberger Platz towards Alexanderplatz, with the pitman on Karl-Marx-Allee, all overlooked by the iconic TV Tower ‘Fernsehturm’.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet:

“The new Berlin track seems very interesting. There is a lot of straight lines and hopefully some good opportunities for overtaking. The venue is in a cool place and I think it will be a very good weekend for Formula E.”

Pre-Race Preview

Oliver Turvey:

“This year’s Formula E track in the centre of Berlin looks like a great circuit to race on, with a number of hairpins and straights making braking and acceleration important.”


Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet (Car #1):

“Oliver and I did a very good job with the car we had and qualified well. In the first stint the officials sent me into the pits because I had a piece of loose wing from the start and that really ended the race for us.”

“With the package we have, we need to be in the right place to take advantages when we can, and with the unscheduled pitstop for the nose cone change, that made that impossible today.”

Final Timings:

53:57.324 + 1 Lap

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88):

“We had a strong FP2 and qualifying session in Berlin. New circuits like Berlin give us an advantage as everyone is having to learn the circuit for the first time together and we are doing a good job preparing for them.”

“I had a good start and was able to hold position and pace. I clipped the bollard at the first chicane, damaged the end of the front wing and it was frustrating to get a technical flag. This dropped us down the field and made things very difficult after this.”

Final Timings:

53:56.703 +1 Lap

Post Race Review

Martin Leach, President, NextEV:

"It was a difficult day after such a promising start; securing our best qualifying of the season with a P5 and P7.”

“Both Nelson and Oliver clipped the bollards on the first chicane on lap one, which caused damage to the noses and sadly we were always on the back foot after that.”