With most of the world slowly easing off on the Coronavirus-related restrictions, motorsports series around the world have begun looking at ways to go racing again. Earlier this month, Formula 1 published their provisional schedule with the first eight races spaced out across two months, but their electric counterpart – Formula E – is going one further with six races planned over just nine days to cap off the 2020 season.
All six races will be held at Berlin’s decommissioned Tempelhof Airport, where three different track layouts will be raced across the nine days – split in to three double-headers. The races are scheduled on the 5-6, 8-9, and 12-13 August.
In compliance with the German Government’s guidelines, only 1,000 people will be allowed on-site at the event at any time, and that includes all drivers, team personnel, event staff, suppliers, and medical crew. In other words, all six races will be behind closed doors with no spectators allowed.
Formula E will also be mandating the use of face masks and social distancing practices. All events staff will have their own respective work zones marked out, and movement across workspaces will be limited. Additionally, Formula E will also be conducting mandatory COVID-19 testing before the races, as well as on-site screening every day upon arrival at the track.
The final six races bring the 2020 Formula E season race total to 11, down from the original 13 planned. Prior to the lockdown, the series saw five different winners in five races. Antonio Felix da Costa of DS Techeetah currently leads the standings, sitting 11 points clear of Mitch Evans of Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
With six races remaining, and each race winner awarded 25 points, drivers currently on 0 championship points can still mathematically clinch the title. Seeing how unpredictable the Formula E series have been historically, the six-race season finale will definitely be something to look out for!