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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. Formula E
  • For the rest of the season, di Grassi will be partnered by René Rast, after his previous teammate Daniel Abt was dropped from the team due to an esports practical joke gone wrong. Formula E
  • But Abt has rejoined the sport, now with the Nio 333 team. Formula E
  • Mercedes-Benz has adopted a black livery in Formula E, similar to the one it uses in Formula 1. Formula E
  • The drivers walk the track. Formula E
  • Antonio Felix da Costa edged his DS Techeetah teammate (and reigning double champion) Jean-Eric Vergne to take pole position. Formula E
  • At the other end of the grid, Jaguar driver James Calado had a rough day, incurring a 60-place penalty as a result of his team having to change the car's electric motor-generator unit, inverter, and battery pack during practice. Since there are only 24 places on the grid, Calado will probably have to start from the pits and will have to serve several stop-and-go pitstop penalties. Formula E
  • The sport has been in a bubble for the past two weeks, with regular SARS-CoV-2 tests and other precautionary measures. Formula E
  • This is the 10-turn, 1.5-mile track for rounds 6 and 7, which will run clockwise. Formula E
  • This is the layout for rounds 8 and 9, which is the same as previous years' races in Berlin. Formula E
  • For rounds 10 and 11, the series will use a new 16-turn, 1.6 mile version of the track. Formula E

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 everytRead More – Source