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Flag of Berlin.png Tempelhofring
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Circuit Details
Name Tempelhofring
Location Flag of Germany.png Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany
Length 2.355 km (1.476 mi)
Corners 10
First Race Flag of Germany.png 2017 Berlin ePrix I
Last Race Flag of Germany.png 2022 Berlin E-Prix II
Only Race unknown
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:07.968 1:06.093 2
Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa

The Tempelhofring is a temporary street circuit established within Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany, that is used to host the Berlin E-Prix as a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] First used in 2015 as the Tempelhof Airport Circuit, the current layout of the Tempelhofring was established in 2017, and has since hosted twelve E-Prix.[2]

After heavy disruption by the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic caused the 2019/20 season to be temporarily halted, the Tempelhofring was selected the host the final six rounds to complete the season.[3] This resulted in three alternate versions of the circuit being used, with the first pair of races held on a reversed version, the second pair on the usual anti-clockwise circuit, and the final pair held on a new layout named Tempelhofer Park.[3]

On 15 May 2022, during the 2022 Berlin E-Prix II meeting FE, the owners of Tempelhof Airport, and the Berlin council, signed a deal to keep the Berlin E-Prix at Tempelhof for two further seasons.[4]

Formula E History

Tempelhof Airport was first proposed as a potential host of the Berlin E-Prix ahead of the inaugural 2014/15 season, with a plan to use the defunct airport approved by the local council in late 2014.[5] The first circuit design was penned by Rodrigo Nunes and christened the Tempelhof Airport Circuit, and would feature a hefty seventeen corners.[5] The circuit was also found to be particularly bumpy due to the concrete surface that formed the former runway, although did feature a fair amount of run-off areas.[5]

Circuit History

The first 2015 Berlin ePrix saw Jérôme d'Ambrosio claim victory, inheriting the win from Lucas di Grassi.[6] For 2016, however, Tempelhof would be unable to host the race, after the German government opted to use the airport as a shelter for refugees during the 2016 Refugee Crisis.[7] The Berlin ePrix hence moved to a new circuit in Karl-Marx-Alley, before FE secured a new deal to return to Tempelhof for the 2017 race.[1]

The return of the Tempelhofring brought about a new circuit design, although this was later revised again to re-position the pitlane and add a kink into one of the corners.[8] The new layout proved popular on its debut, and would be retained for the subsequent Berlin E-Prix in 2018 through to 2021.[2]

Circuit Layouts

There have been two official circuit layouts used at the Tempelhofring.

Tempelhof Airport Circuit (2015)

Tempelhof Airport's original layout.

A lap of the Tempelhof Airport Circuit began with a reasonably open right-hand hairpin, bringing the field out from under the Terminal canopy.[5] A small straight with a kink formed turn two, before a tighter hairpin formed turn three.[5] Another short straight followed before the field entered turn four, a left-hand hairpin, before weaving their way through an extended turn five to hit the brakes for turn six, another left-hand hairpin-esque corner.[5]

Turn seven appeared as an open left-hander, before turns eight and nine ran together to form a multi-apex right hand sweep.[5] A short straight followed before the field hit the brakes for turn ten, a left-hand hairpin, followed by a kink to form turn eleven.[5] Turns twelve and thirteen formed a tight right-left chicane that brought the field back under the terminal canopy.[5]

Another chicane, this time a left-right combination followed to form turns fourteen and fifteen, before another right-left chicane brought the field back onto the start/finish straight.[5] Pit-in was located on the outside of turn sixteen.

Tempelhofring (2017 - Present)

The revised layout for the Tempelhofring began once again with the field close to the Terminal building, although the long-curving start/finish "straight" does not pass under the canopy.[8] The field subsequently hits the brakes for the first corner, a long, open, left-hand corner that runs through almost 270°, which is instantly followed by a tight 90° right.[8] Another 90° right follows to form three, before the field blast through the Allianz eVillage, passing directly under the eVillage's tent.[8]

After blasting through the fans the field hit the brakes to take turn four, a hairpin-esque left, before a kink at turn five completes the first sector and carries the field onto the long back-straight.[8] A small kink towards the end of the straight forms the entry to turn six, providing multiple lines through the left-hand hairpin, before a long curve tightens to form turn seven, another left.[8] Turn eight follows as little more than a right-hand kink, before the field charge into turn nine, a right-hand hairpin.[8]

A curving "straight" follows out of turn nine, before an open left-hand hairpin forms turn ten, bringing the field back onto the start/finish straight.[8] The Attack Mode activation point is found on the outside of turn six, while pit-in is found on the entry to turn ten.[8]

Tempelhofring R (2020)

The Tempelhofring was reversed for the 2020 Berlin E-Prix I and 2020 Berlin E-Prix II, with the circuit running clockwise rather than anti-clockwise.[3] Otherwise, there were no modifications were made to the layout, with the pitlane also unchanged and teams allocated the garages that they would have used for the anti-clockwise version.[3]

Tempelhofer Park (2020)

The revised Tempelhofer Park layout.

The Tempelhofer Park variant of the Tempelhofring was created for the final pair of races to complete the 2019/20 season, which featured a heavily revised second sector.[3] The new section saw turn five extended into a 90° right, before the field were carried in a sweeping left of turn six.[3] The hairpin at the end of the back straight was now turn seven, and retained the Attack Mode activation zone, before the field turned back off the circuit at turn eight, a 90° right.[3]

Turn nine immediately followed as a 90° left, before turns ten and eleven formed a long apex left hander through almost 180°.[3] A sharp 90° right formed turn twelve, before a bumpy turn thirteen combined with a sweeping left at turn fourteen completed the second sector and carried the field back onto the original layout.[3] The third sector was hence unchanged, although the two hairpins were now turns fifteen and sixteen.[3]

Records

A full list of records for the Tempelhofring are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Tempelhofring:

Tempelhofring Winners List
Tempelhof Airport Circuit — 2.470 km (2015)
Season Event Date Winner Report
2014/15 Flag of Germany.png 2015 Formula E DHL Berlin ePrix 23 May 2015 Flag of Belgium.png Jérôme d'Ambrosio Report
Tempelhofring — 2.355 km (2017 - Present)
Season Event Date Winner Report
2016/17 Flag of Germany.png 2017 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin ePrix I 10 June 2017 Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist Report
2016/17 Flag of Germany.png 2017 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin ePrix II 11 June 2017 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi Report
2017/18 Flag of Germany.png 2018 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin E-Prix[9] 19 May 2018 Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt Report
2018/19 Flag of Germany.png 2019 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin E-Prix 25 May 2019[10] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi Report
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png 2020 BMW i Berlin E-Prix II Race 1 8 August 2020[3] Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther Report
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png 2020 BMW i Berlin E-Prix II Race 2 9 August 2020[3] Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne Report
2020/21 Flag of Germany.png 2021 BMW i Berlin E-Prix I presented by CBMM Niobium[11] 14 August 2021[12] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi[13] Report
2021/22 Flag of Germany.png 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix I[14] 14 May 2022[15] Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara[16] Report
Tempelhofring R — 2.355 km (2020 - Present)
Season Event Date Winner Report
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png 2020 Berlin E-Prix I Race 1 5 August 2020[3] Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa Report
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png 2020 Berlin E-Prix I Race 2 6 August 2020[3] Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa Report
2020/21 Flag of Germany.png 2021 BMW i Berlin E-Prix II presented by CBMM Niobium[11] 15 August 2021[17] Flag of France.png Norman Nato[18] Report
2021/22 Flag of Germany.png 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix II[14] 15 May 2022[19] Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries[20] Report
Tempelhofer Park — 2.505 km (2020)
Season Event Date Winner Report
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png 2020 Heineken Berlin E-Prix III Race 1 12 August 2020[3] Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland Report
2019/20 Flag of Germany.png 2020 Heineken Berlin E-Prix III Race 2 13 August 2020[3] Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Tempelhofring are outlined below:

Tempelhofring Race-by-Race Records
Tempelhof Airport Circuit — 2.470 km (2015)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Germany.png 2015 Formula E DHL Berlin ePrix Flag of Italy.png Jarno Trulli 1:21.547 Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Jr. 1:24.345 Flag of Belgium.png Jérôme d'Ambrosio 100.956 km/h
Tempelhofring — 2.355 km (2017 - Present)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Germany.png 2017 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin ePrix I Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 1:08.312 Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans 1:10.224 Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 112.723 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2017 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin ePrix II Flag of Sweden.png Felix Rosenqvist 1:08.208 Flag of Germany.png Maro Engel 1:09.509 Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 112.152 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2018 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin E-Prix Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt 1:09.472 Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt 1:12.409 Flag of Germany.png Daniel Abt 115.348 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2019 FIA Formula E BMW i Berlin E-Prix Flag of Switzerland.png Sébastien Buemi 1:07.295 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 1:09.357 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 112.082 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2020 BMW i Berlin E-Prix II Race 1 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 1:06.277 Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans 1:08.350 Flag of Germany.png Maximilian Günther 106.910 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2020 BMW i Berlin E-Prix II Race 2 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 1:06.107 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 1:08.577 Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 112.642 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2021 BMW i Berlin E-Prix I presented by CBMM Niobium Flag of France.png Jean-Éric Vergne 1:06.227 Flag of Germany.png René Rast 1:08.908 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 115.781 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix I Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara 1:06.093 Flag of Germany.png Pascal Wehrlein 1:07.968 Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara 122.154 km/h
Tempelhofring R — 2.355 km (2020 - Present)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Germany.png 2020 Berlin E-Prix I Race 1 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 1:06.799 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 1:08.965 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 107.914 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2020 Berlin E-Prix I Race 2 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 1:06.442 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 1:08.635 Flag of Portugal.png António Félix da Costa 115.911 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2021 BMW i Berlin E-Prix II presented by CBMM Niobium Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 1:06.794 Flag of Germany.png René Rast 1:08.486 Flag of France.png Norman Nato 70.697 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix II Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara 1:05.972 Flag of Switzerland.png Edoardo Mortara 1:08.165 Dutch Flag.png Nyck de Vries 122.326 km/h
Tempelhofer Park — 2.505 km (2020)
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Speed
Flag of Germany.png 2020 Heineken Berlin E-Prix III Race 1 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland 1:15.993 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland 1:17.886 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Oliver Rowland 113.956 km/h
Flag of Germany.png 2020 Heineken Berlin E-Prix III Race 2 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 1:15.468 Flag of the United Kingdom.png Sam Bird 1:17.562 Flag of Belgium.png Stoffel Vandoorne 114.228 km/h

References

Videos and Images:

References:

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