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Flag of Berlin.png Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit
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Circuit Details
Name Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit
Location Flag of Germany.png Karl-Marx-Allee, Berlin, Germany
Length 2.030 km (1.261 mi)
Corners 11
First Race Unknown
Last Race unknown
Only Race Flag of Germany.png 2016 Berlin ePrix
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
0:59.067 0:57.811 1
Flag of Brazil.png Bruno Senna Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi

The Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit, alternately known as the Berlin Street Circuit was a temporary street circuit located in Berlin, Germany, that host the 2016 Berlin ePrix as a round of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Selected to host the Berlin E-Prix in 2016 after issues surrounding Tempelhof Airport, the Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit would only host one E-Prix, with the series returning to Tempelhof in 2016/17.[2]

Formula E History

The Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit was first proposed to host the Berlin ePrix midway through the 2015/16 season, after the Refugee Crisis of 2015 saw Tempelhof Airport, the host of the 2015 Berlin ePrix, converted to a refugee centre.[1] A new location was hence required for the Berlin race, with the area around the Strausberger Platz emerging as the favourite.[1] The Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit was hence created around the Platz, unveiled on 2 May 2016, three weeks before the 2016 Berlin ePrix.[1]

Circuit History

The new "Berlin Street Circuit" featured eleven corners, with the Strausberger Platz forming a centre piece for the circuit.[1] The pits and start/finish straight were located on Karl-Marx-Allee, with 2.030 km (1.261 mi) of Berlin's streets used to form an eleven corner circuit.[1] Sébastien Buemi would ultimately win the circuit's first race, before the Berlin ePrix reverted back to Tempelhof Airport for the 2017 Berlin ePrix.[2]

Circuit Layout

A lap of the Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit opened with a long start/finish straight, ending with a tight hairpin right, with pit-in and pit-out located on the entry and exit respectively.[1] A shorter straight along the opposite road follows, before the field hit the brakes for a left-right chicane.[1] From there a short straight carries the field to turn four, a right hand curve, turning the field onto Lichtenberger Street.[1]

The field follow Lichtenberger Street through to a pair of 90° left, which turn the field back on themselves and towards the Strausberger Platz.[1] Turn seven appears a right hand kink with turn eight a long apex left along the top of the Platz itself.[1] Turn nine sees the field kink right into a hairpin left of turn ten, which itself feeds the field into turn eleven, a long apex right to return the field onto the start/finish straight.[1]

Records

A full list of records for the Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit:

Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2015/16 Flag of Germany.png 2016 BMW i Berlin ePrix 21 May 2016[3] Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi[4] Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit are outlined below:

Karl-Marx-Allee Circuit Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of Germany.png 2016 BMW i Berlin ePrix Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 0:57.811 Flag of Brazil.png Bruno Senna 0:59.067 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 53:46.086

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 'New central location for Berlin ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/02/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/february/new-central-location-for-berlin-eprix.aspx, (Accessed 21/03/2016)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'All-new track as Berlin double header replaces Brussels ePrix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/03/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/march/all-new-track-as-berlin-double-header-replaces-brussels-eprix/, (Accessed 10/03/2017)
  3. 'WMSC reveals dates for season two Formula E calendar', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/07/2015), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/july/wmsc-reveals-dates-for-season-two-formula-e-calendar.aspx, (Accessed 10/07/2015)
  4. 'Buemi win cuts di Grassi's lead to just one point', fiaformula.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/buemi-win-cuts-di-grassi-s-lead-to-just-one-point/, (Accessed 21/05/2016)
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