Formula E to Hold 6 Races in 9 Days for Finishing Season

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The all-electric Formula E series is going to hold six race in about nine days at the Berlin former Tempelhof airport for finishing a season interrupted due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers mentioned on Wednesday.

All of the races, on August 5-6, 8-9, and 12-13, are going to be held without the spectators. "We're heading to Berlin Tempelhof, a venue that our teams, drivers and fans love, to stage a nine-day festival of racing with three back-to-back double-headers," the Formula E chief executive Jamie Reigle said in a statement.

Formula E to Hold 6 Races in About 9 Days

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"The festival will feature three track layouts, presenting a new challenge and creating the conditions for an unpredictable and drama-filled climax to our season." Formula E said a maximum of 1,000 people would be on-site at any given time, including local suppliers and medical crews, to meet German government guidelines.

There will be mandatory coronavirus testing before arrival and then every day at the track, with movement limited and social distancing in place. The season had been due to finish with two races in London in July but the venue, the ExCeL exhibition center, was taken over as the temporary Nightingale Hospital for COVID-19 patients.

Formula E suspended the championship in March. Portugal's Antonio Felix da Costa leads the standings for the DS Techeetah team after five races, with New Zealander Mitch Evans second for Jaguar and 11 points behind.

(With agency inputs)

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