A Proposal for Formula E, Following the Coronavirus Pandemic: Part 8

To Replace the Berlin ePrix

Due to the climate of Germany, compared to most of France and Italy, that means replacing the Berlin ePrix circuit next. But I think there is a debate, on whether or not the current Berlin ePrix circuit, will or will not be ready, for Formula E by September.

Not being made from public roads, but currently a public park that does not allow cars, with the rest of the modern Tempelhof park, it is not clear whether this circuit would be available for Formula E, or not, come September 2020. Other events may be planned for this area of Berlin, or the city may not want to spend extra money, for an event that will have no fan attendance.

So, in terms of other venues, for a German Formula E ePrix, I would love to see, Formula E to race at the Nürburgring, Nordschleife circuit, at some point in the future. Very few racing series can race at the old circuit, due to the safety concerns of the racetrack.

But since, many of the current and previous Formula E circuits are rated the same, for safety by the FIA as the Nürburgring, Nordschleife circuit (FIA Grade 3), I would love to see the electric cars, race thought the Arden woodlands of Germany. This circuit is seen as the most extreme challenge, in circuit racing, and Formula E racing there, rather than F1, or even DTM, would give Formula E, more credit with a certain section of the motor racing fanbase.

But I do not think in this Coronavirus pandemic, finding a few hundred marshals and track officials, for the over 25-kilometre-long racetrack, is very realistic. I would love to see Formula E tackle this classic racetrack, but I cannot see it happening in 2020. This is my most preferred option though.

Instead, the circuit I would choose to be the realistic best racetrack, for creating entertaining ePrix, would be the Sachsenring. The lack of long straights, and unusual, complex cornering sections, will likely make a great Formula E race, for the visuals, and the on-track racing itself. So complex, not even DTM, travel to this German racetrack. But it should create a good or great Formula E race. Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit, is first choice, but the Sachsenring is the realistic choice. The Nordschleife will likely attract a bigger audience, for motorsport fans, the Sachsenring will likely create a more entertaining race.

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