Organisers for the FIA Formula E Championship have revealed the new layout for this year's Berlin ePrix, which will take place in the city centre for the first time.

Last year's Berlin ePrix was the only event not to take place on a street circuit, instead following a designed route around the city's Templehof Airport, but this year's May 21st event will move to a more centralised location.

Though still to be approved by Berlin city authorities, the track will feature 11 turns and will wend its way around Strausberger Platz towards Alexanderplatz, with the pitlane located on Karl-Marx-Allee.

"It is fantastic news that we have been able to find a new location to race in Berlin and I want to thank everybody who has been involved in making this happen for all their hard work in such a short space of time," said CEO Alejandro Agag.

"Germany is an incredibly important market for Formula E as the home of DHL, the championship's Official Logistics Partner, and BMW i, the Official Vehicle Partner of the series. I am sure that this race will capture the imagination of the German fans and be a great success."

"The new location for the Berlin ePrix fits these requirements perfectly," added FIA president Jean Todt. "Berlin is one of the most important capital cities in the world, the cultural and political centre of Germany, a country where the motor industry plays a very important role and where there is a particularly keen awareness of mobility for the future.

"I am sure that Formula E Holdings, with the ever-valuable cooperation of the DMSB, will be able to put on a show for the spectators that is a match for the allure of a city like Berlin."

 

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