BERLIN E-PRIX NEXT CHALLENGE FOR NIO
Tempelhof Airport in central Berlin is the next destination for ABB FIA Formula E Championship team NIO this Saturday 25th May, as the ‘European’ season for the all-electric single-seater category nears its conclusion.
Round 10, the hotly anticipated BMW i Berlin E-Prix Presented by CBMM Niobium, will mark the fifth visit of Formula E to the German capital and a spectacular race is, as always, expected.
After an extremely competitive, if ultimately unrewarded, run during the Paris E-Prix in France last month, NIO had planned to build on that pace and performance last time out in the Principality of Monaco.
Unfortunately, the visit to Monte Carlo didn’t bear fruit with Tom Dillmann having to settle for P14 while Oliver Turvey’s bid ended after damage to the rear of his car was sustained when the race was in a Full Course Yellow period.
Determined to hit back in no uncertain terms around the bespoke circuit at Berlin’s former military airport this weekend, some long overdue points would be just reward for the tireless efforts of NIO’s engineers, mechanics and, of course, drivers.
Oliver Turvey, Race Driver, NIO Formula E Team:
“I am looking forward to going back to race in Berlin, it’s another exciting city on the Formula E calendar and the track at the Tempelhof is a fast flowing circuit. We had a strong weekend there last year, qualifying on the front row and a strong race in the top five. I will give it my best to fight and achieve the best possible position for NIO.”
Tom Dillmann, Race Driver, NIO Formula E Team:
“Berlin is a tricky track due to it’s layout and track surface. It has been a tough season so far but we will do our best to maximise the car potential and be there to fight for any points we can.”
Gérry Hughes, Team Principal, NIO Formula E Team:
“We always welcome the opportunity to race in Berlin and whilst the Tempelhof Airport circuit is rather atypical for Formula E, it has in the past produced some rather exciting racing.
And so, after the rather disappointing results of both Paris and Monaco E-Prix, the NIO Formula E Team will be back in action this weekend, pushing for every point in our sights.”
Rd 10 Schedule, Friday, 24th May: Berlin E-Prix
(all times local)
15.30 – Free Practice 1
18.00 – Free Practice 2
Rd 10 Schedule, Saturday, 25th May: Berlin E-Prix
(all times local)
08.45 – Qualifying
09.30 – Superpole (Top 6)
13.03 – Race (45mins +1 lap)
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