The fast-paced apron section of Berlin's historic Tempelhof Airport has had the ability to make or break a championship hopeful's season ever since the first race in 2015. As one of the longest-serving tracks on the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship Calendar, we take a look back at the very best of the Berlin races over the years.
Season 7: Evans & Mortara's start line shunt
After starting the race in third place, Jaguar TCS Racing's Mitch Evans was on the brink of his first title when - entirely unexpectedly - his Jaguar failed to move off the start line.
Stranded while cars blitzed past him, it was fellow championship hopeful ROKiT Venturi Racing's Edoardo Mortara who piled into the back of the stationary car, ending both driver's chances of a debut Drivers' World Championship.
Season 7: Mercedes-EQ's double championship scoop
Few teams have managed to land both the Driver's championship as well as the Teams' title and fewer still have managed to do that in only their second year in the sport.
Still, Mercedes-EQ's reputation in single-seater motorsport was firmly upheld in Season 7 when the German team took both titles in a home race in Berlin.
Season 6, Round 10: Lotterer and Rast's close quarters battle
Wheel-to-wheel racing is a familiar sight in Formula E but during Round 10 - the penultimate round - of Season 6's six-round finale as a result of the pandemic, TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E's Andre Lotterer and Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler battled it out side by side through the final corners with Rene Rast squeezing Lotterer out for third place.
Season 6, Round 9: Da Costa and DS TECHEETAH claim both titles
Continuing DS TECHEETAH's dominance, Antonio Felix da Costa followed teammate and double champion Jean-Eric Vergne across the finish line at Tempelhof for a one-two finish, scooping the Drivers' and Teams' titles in the process.
The Portuguese driver claimed the title with two races of the season still left to play out in Berlin.
Season 4, Round 10: Abt's perfect home race
The 2018 Berlin E-Prix was one to remember for former Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler driver Daniel Abt.
The German rounded off a perfect full-points day with a win as the sun set over a sultry day at Tempelhof. “I felt like a rockstar," said Abt reflecting on the performance in 2021. "My only thought was to enjoy the night and cherish that moment."
Season 2, Round 8: Downtown Berlin
Season 2 saw the championship take to the inner-city streets of Berlin for a one-off before returning to Tempelhof. The 11-turn, 1.927 km circuit weaved its way around Strausberger Platz in the heart of the city, providing a spectacular backdrop for then Renault e.dams Sebastian Buemi to win, on his way to securing his Formula E crown.
Published on 10th May 2022