Showdown in Berlin: Formula E season finals with six races in nine days
With the battle for the World Championship title still wide open, a high level of excitement is guaranteed.
- Three double-headers with different track layouts in Berlin
- Formula E and DHL are taking extensive measures to protect against coronavirus
- The seventh Formula E season 2020/2021 is set to kick off in Chile on January 16
Bonn - Following the coronavirus-induced hiatus at the end of February, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is concluding its 2019/2020 season in August with six races in nine days. From August 5 through 13, the teams in the all-electric Formula E series will be competing in three double-headers to be held in quick succession at the historic Berlin Tempelhof airport. With the battle for the World Championship title still wide open, a high level of excitement is guaranteed. The track configuration is also being changed for each double-header, creating new challenges for the drivers in each pair of races.
In order to minimize the risk of spreading the coronavirus pandemic, this season's final Formula E races will be held behind closed doors. In addition, Formula E is implementing a number of other strict risk minimization measures, including limiting the number of people - e.g. drivers, racing team members, logistic teams - present on site from 5,000 to now a maximum of 1,000 mandatory coronavirus testing, enforcing the use of face masks and social distancing. As the Official Logistics Partner of Formula E, DHL has also taken extensive measures to ensure that its logistics processes are safe and that all the statutory requirements for protection against coronavirus are met. Our team onsite quarantines and gets tested before arriving to the track.
"We are delighted that the innovative and sustainable Formula E series is now able to celebrate its season finale in these challenging times with three exciting double-headers in Berlin" says Arjan Sissing, Head of Brand Marketing at DPDHL Group. "Even though the atmosphere without spectators at the track is of course unfamiliar, the races will undoubtedly be extremely exciting due to the varied track layouts and the fact that very few points separate the top drivers in the championship."
The Portuguese driver Antonio Felix da Costa from the DS Techeetah team, who is currently in the lead, is only eleven points ahead of the driver in second place, the New Zealander Mitch Evans from the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. Currently in third place is the British driver Alexander Sims from the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team.
Formula E has already published a provisional race calendar for the upcoming seventh season 2020/2021. The season is due to kick off on January 16, 2021 with the E-Prix in Santiago, Chile, and a total of 14 races are to be held in 12 cities around the world.
DHL is a founding member and logistics partner of Formula E, the first all-electric racing series. Deutsche Post DHL Group has for many years been taking on responsibility for environmental and climate protection with its Group-wide environmental protection program GoGreen. This also includes the voluntary commitment of employees around the world, who are actively involved in local initiatives, for instance, as part of Global Volunteer Day.
To help tackle the race for clean air and raise awareness on the importance of air pollution DHL has teamed up with Formula E offering fans around the world the opportunity to make a difference by joining our "Send a breath" initiative. For every participant DHL will plant a tree in the country of a Formula E race location.
With Mission 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group has also set itself the goal of reducing logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050. Electromobility plays a key role in this strategy.