Formula E in the Midst of Berlin

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The next Formula E race in Germany won’t play out on the Tempelhof Field – as originally planned – but in former East Berlin. As the area that used to be the city’s airport was repurposed this year, the organizers agreed on a May 21 race track exactly on the border between the districts Central Berlin and Friedrichshain. The over two-kilometer long Berlin ePrix starts at the Alexanderplatz and continues on to the Karl-Marx-Allee and to the Strausberger Platz. “Having the race in the heart of Berlin is like a dream come true. The fans will love the race and the Formula E,” Formula E driver Daniel Abt said. Cornelia Yzer, Berlin‘s senator for economic affairs, technology and research, said: “This a big event linking innovative solutions to greater environmental benefits in transportation.”

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