Race Details

Round 7 & 8: Berlin

Berlin ePrix

The first of three double-header race events takes place this weekend as the FIA Formula E Championship heads to Berlin for rounds seven and eight of the 2016/17 campaign.

Nelson Piquet Jr and Oliver Turvey will be in action for the NextEV NIO Formula-e Team as the series rounds up its European season, before moving Stateside next month for the final two events of the championship.

Pre-Race Preview

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3):

“It’s going to be fun to return to the Templehof venue as I raced there in the first season and got a solid result – fourth place and fastest lap. It’s such a unique venue being in a disused airport and the track is interesting. ”

“We are making steady progress this season, but we still have potential that we need to convert to race results and we now have six races left to do that. A double-header is interesting as there is a huge potential for points and we want to make sure that we achieve the best that we can.”

Pre-Race Preview

Oliver Turvey:

“I'm looking forward to Berlin. It's a new location for me as the track has moved compared to last year and I didn't race in Berlin in Season One. ”

“With a new track layout, and as our first double-header, it's going to be an exciting weekend. I have friends and family coming over to support me so hopefully we can have a strong weekend and get on the podium. We've shown that we've got the pace, particularly in qualifying, so I'm hoping that we have a smooth and straight forward race to convert that into points.”

Pre-Race Preview

Gérry Hughes, Team Principal

“This year we return to Templehof Airfield in Berlin, the location of the race in Season 1. The track layout has changed since the event two years ago and it looks like an interesting layout. ”

“Given the nature of the venue, the track surface is unique and understanding how to extract the best from the tyres will bring dividends in terms of outright performance and stint durability. Whilst we have prior knowledge of the venue, with a revised circuit layout for Season 3, we are essentially starting from a new baseline. Both drivers have completed sessions in the DIL simulator to undertake pre-event simulation workloads in preparation for our first double-header race event of the season.”

Post-Race Review

Nelson Piquet Jr (Car #3)

“We knew it would be a tough track for us here and we are disappointed that we were not able to get any championship points from Berlin.”

“We wanted to try to go for Fastest Lap today but unfortunately there was not the opportunity to do that. We will focus now on the next race and hope that the track in New York suits us better.”

Post-Race Review

Oliver Turvey (Car #88)

“It was a shame to miss out on Super Pole on both days as we were very close, especially today when we missed out by just a tenth of a second.”

“This track didn’t seem to suit our package so well, therefore I tried to get everything out of qualifying and put us in the best place we could be. Clearly the results are not ideal, but we still managed to collect three points, which is a reasonable result considering the challenges we faced.”

Post-Race Review

Gerry Hughes, Acting Team Principal, NextEV Formula E Team

“This weekend has not seen us achieve the results that we all wanted at this stage in the season. ”

“The Tempelhof circuit layout does not appear to suit the performance characteristics of the NextEV NIO Formula-e chassis and both drivers and the team had a challenging weekend as a result. However, Oliver had a solid race today and collected a further two championship points but we now need to focus on the double header in New York where we will be aiming to achieve much stronger results as a team; both in Qualifying and Race trim.”