Formula E extends Berlin ePrix venue contract

Berlin's Tempelhof Airport will continue to host the all-electric series for a further two years.

Formula E extends Berlin ePrix venue contract

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The all-electric Formula E series has announced the Berlin Tempelhof Airport will continue to host the Berlin ePrix for a further two years.

Berlin is the only city to have featured on the Formula E calendar for every season since its inception, and the Tempelhof Airport has now played host to seven events in the series.

The contract extension was marked by a vist from Franziska Giffey, governing mayor of Berlin, to last weekend's double-header event at Tempelhofer Feld. Mayor Giffey also awarded Nyck de Vries of Mercedes-EQ the winner's trophy on the podium post-race.

She met Formula E's Alejandro Agag, founder and chairman, Jamie Reigle, chief executive, and Alberto Longo, co-founder and chief championship officer, pre-race on the grid.

“We are delighted that the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is taking place in our capital for the eighth time," said Giffey. "Berlin is the only city that has been on the racing calendar every year since the inaugural season in 2014 and the iconic Tempelhof Airport provided the venue for the event for the seventh time this weekend.

"The track has quickly become one of the most well-known racetracks in Formula E, and I am therefore delighted that it has been contractually secured that Formula E will also take place on the Tempelhof site for the next two years."

She added: "Formula E not only offers us exciting electric racing, but is also an important platform to promote technological and sustainable innovations that can facilitate our transition to a greener and electric future."