After a month off track, Formula E is back with the Berlin E-Prix, the second doubleheader of Season 9, and an awaited weekend.
Formula E hasn’t raced since the Sao Paulo E-Prix held on March 25. After nearly a month-long break, the electric championship is back with one of the most loved weekends: the Berlin E-Prix. The German capital has hosted a Formula E race every year since 2014, making 2023’s the ninth straight season with at least one Berlin E-Prix. This weekend, the drivers will race on both Saturday and Sunday, completing the second doubleheader of this season, following the Diriyah races at the start of the 2023 season.
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The Circuit – Berlin E-Prix
The main feature of Berlin’s layout is the fact that cars pass through the Tempelhof airport. The airport allows Formula E to race on its apron section, challenging the drivers and teams with high-grip concrete. The Tempelhof circuit features ten turns, is 2.355 kilometers long, and with its concrete track, it’s a challenge for drivers and teams to manage both tires and energy.
While the championship’s leader Pascal Wehrlein has a decent gap from Jake Dennis, four drivers contend second place with just a four-point gap. The Berlin E-Prix double-header will be crucial for the future of the title’s race.
- Pascal Wehrlein – 86 points
- Jake Dennis – 62
- Nick Cassidy – 61
- Jean-Eric Vergne – 60
- Antonio Felix Da Costa – 58
The teams’ ranking is similar to the drivers’ one. The first two positions are static, with both Porsche and Envision boasting an impressive gap. However, three teams are fighting for the third position and the two German races could sort the course of the championship.
- Tag Heuer Porsche – 144 points
- Envision – 103
- Jaguar – 83
- DS Penske – 82
- Avalanche Andretti – 80
The German races from last season saw two particular drivers achieving great results across the weekend – Edoardo Mortara and Stoffel Vandoorne. Both of them, however, will find it hard to achieve victory. Championship leader and home hero Pascal Wehrlein will enter the weekend as the favorite and needs a great result to stay on the top of the ranking.
- Pascal Wehrlein
- Stoffel Vandoorne
- Edoardo Mortara
How to Watch the Berlin E-Prix (EDT)
- Free Practice 1: Friday 4/21 – 11:55 am on CBS Sports HQ, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Free Practice 2: Saturday 4/22 – 3:05 am on CBS Sports HQ, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Qualifying 1: Saturday 4/22 – 5:40 am on CBSSports.com.
- Race 1: Saturday 4/22 – 10:03 am on CBS.
- Free Practice 3: Sunday 4/23 – 3:05 am on CBS Sports HQ, Formula E’s YouTube Channel, Formula E’s Website, or the Formula E App.
- Qualifying 2: Sunday 4/23 – 5:40 am on CBSSports.com.
- Race 2: Sunday 4/23 – 10:03 am on CBSSports.com.
How to Watch the Berlin E-Prix (EST) – TVA, TSN
- Qualifying 1: Saturday 4/22 – 3:40 am on TSN5 and TVA Sports.
- Race 1: Saturday 4/22 – 7:30 am on TSN5 and TVA Sports.
- Qualifying 2: Sunday 4/23 – 3:30 am on TSN2 and TVA Sports.
- Race 2: Sunday 4/23 – 7:30 am on TSN2 and TVA Sports.