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Formula E returns today with the first of six races in nine days

On August 5, Formula E returns to action with six races held over the next nine days, all at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. Here, we see Audi Sport driver Lucas di Grassi during qualifying. It wasn’t a great session for di Grassi, who lines up 21st for the first race. [credit:
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On Wednesday afternoon, Formula E returns to action in Berlin. And yes, you read that right—racing on a Wednesday. The electric racing series started its sixth season in Saudi Arabia back in November and managed to run a total of five races (out of a planned 14) before COVID-19 turned up and shut everything down. Tentative plans called for a return to racing in July in New York City, but with the pandemic raging out of control in the US, that turned out to be a non-starter.
Instead, the series got creative. Rather than continue to cross the globe, with all those attendant risks, it has decamped to Germany, a country where public health measures have largely worked to control viral infections. So it will wrap up this season with a total of six more races, held over the next nine days, all taking place at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.
To make things more interesting, the series will use three different track layouts in Berlin. For the first pair of races, which take place on Wednesday and Thursday (August 5 and 6), the cars will use a reversed version of the 10-turn, 1.5-mile (2.35km) track used in previous years. The second pair of races, which will be held on August 8 and 9, will use the traditional Berlin layout, the same 10 turns and 1.5 miles, but run counterclockwise, as in years past. And for the final two races, which take place on August 12 and 13, there’s a new 16-turn, 1.6-mile (2.5km) layout to contend with.Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments
Source: Car news one

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