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Berlin's CLASSIC Double Header! [Formula E S8, Round 8-9]


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Poll: Berlin's CLASSIC Double Header! [Formula E S8, Round 8-9] (6 member(s) have cast votes)

What are you looking forward the most in Berlin?

  1. Championship battle getting more & more intersting! (3 votes [50.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.00%

  2. Vandoorne to keep up his Monaco form! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Frijns to FINALLY get a race win! (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  4. Evans back on Rome domination form! (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. The Rookies shining! (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  6. A new race winner! (1 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#1 thegamer23

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 10:54

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WHEN: This weekend, 2 Races, Saturday & Sunday!
WHERE: Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

WHY: This has been the best Gen 2 season yet, and the championship battle is getting real!

 

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THE CLASSIC OF FORMULA E 

 

 

The Formula E CLASSIC returns for another season of drama & on track madness!

Racing in the Old Airport, Formula E has embraced the Tempelhof of Berlin as one if its most iconic locations, in calendar since Season 1 [2014-2015].

 

(With an exception: in Season 3, FE actually raced in the city streets, still in Berlin tho!)
 

Wide, with long sweeping corners, tight bits and two hairpins, the circuit is a techinical challenge also for its super abrasive surface. 
It's usually scortching hot out there in Berlin mid-may: this also plays a role in the race day, as the teams will have to look out for tyre wear & battery heat!

 

 

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BERLIN e-PRIX WINNERS
 

2015: Jerome d'Ambrosio

2016: Sebastien Buemi

2017: Felix Rosenqvist (Race 1) || Sebastien Buemi (Race 2)
2018: Daniel Abt

2019: Lucas Di Grassi

2020: Da Costa (Race 1) || Da Costa (Race 2) || Gunther (Race 3) || Vergne (Race 4) || Rowland (Race 5) || Vandoorne (Race 6)
2021: Di Grassi (Race 1) || Nato (Race 2) 

 

 

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Formula E drivers will face another major challenge this weekend: racing the circuit one way on Saturday, than reverse on Sunday!

Reverse Layout produced a bonkers race last season, with crashes, drama & most of the title contenders having a nightmare of a day, while De Vries stayed out of trouble for the WDC Win!

 

Do you remember last year's race?

 

 

 

 

 

Formula E is ready for another great race weekend, this season has been a major step-up in terms of racing, thanks to the new Qualifying System.

As a result, the best drivers & Teams are always in front, fighting for the big points, making the championship fight much more fair & interesting.

 

We come from the Monaco e-Prix, another very good race, with plenty of action going on around the full Monaco GP Circuit.
Stoffel Vandoorne stormed to victory after Pascal Wehrlein's Porsche stopped on track for a techinical issue.

 

But it was drama all around!

 

 


 

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CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT GETTING INTENSE!

 

The season is getting intense, the championship fight is getting real, every round could be decisive from now on!

After Monaco, Vandoorne leads the standings for Mercedes, with 81 points, followed closely by Jean Eric Vergne (DS Techeetah) at 76, Mitch Evans (Jaguar) at 72 & Robin Frijns (Envision) at 71 points.

 

Those four drivers seems to be the early title challenge favourites, as there is a big gap now to Edo Mortara, who sits in 5th position but at 32 points distance.

Nyck De Vries is in trouble: the Mercedes WDC 2021 is struggling this season, and he's sitting in 8th place overall, 42 points from the leader.

 

Will we see the narrative change in Berlin? 

 

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TUNE IN FOR A WEEKEND OF RACING!

 

 

Racing on Saturday & Sunday, it's going to be an action packed two days of racing at the Tempelhof.

Be sure to tune in, Saturday Race will also be on Channel 4 in UK!   :up: 

 

 

SATURDAY

 

6.15 - FP1

8.00 - FP2

9.45 - QUALIFYING
14.00 - RACE 1

 

 

 

SUNDAY

 

6.15 - FP3

8.00 - FP4

9.45 - QUALIFYING
14.00 - RACE 2

 

 

UK TIMES

 

 

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#2 MattK9

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 13:28

The top 4 in the championship really have pulled quite some distance over the rest of the field. 

 

Its likely that one of them will win the Championship. Not that someone from the midfield couldnt win the title, but the likes of Wehrlein and De Vries would need to win both race this weekend and still not be leading the championship.

 

Interesting that Vergne and Frijns have been consistantly finsishing 2nd-5th whereas Evans and Vandorne have won more races but also a couple DNF/outside top10 finishes. It should be a good weekend.



#3 Ben1445

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 13:39

I'm definitely beginning to enjoy the idea of some sense of 'they guys to beat' in the title race. New qualifying system appears to be working pretty well to that extent.



#4 juicy sushi

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 15:13

I think the top 4 are separated by some luck as well, as the Porsche pair definitely would be higher in the points without some misfortune, and perhaps Bird as well.  But otherwise, yeah, it gives a good sense of who's on it this year, and who is struggling.



#5 thegamer23

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Posted 12 May 2022 - 16:44

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Edited by thegamer23, 12 May 2022 - 16:47.


#6 thegamer23

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 06:58

Pitlane preview

Also featuring Di Grassi answering questions about Gen 3 & stuff

 

 

 

And an onboard mix from berlin

 


Edited by thegamer23, 13 May 2022 - 07:50.


#7 Kev00

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 12:31

It’s so cool that they run this track forwards and backwards in the same weekend. Really enjoy watching the Berlin races.

Also the qualifying system this year is so much better as well. I can’t believe it’s taken so long to get away from what was a bit of a lottery system. It’s much better seeing the championship runners fighting each other at the front of the field more.

#8 juicy sushi

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 13:09

Watching the on-boards, Di Grassi really just never takes avoiding action does he?  He definitely does not feel nosecones are worth protecting on race cars.



#9 thegamer23

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 19:13

Watching the on-boards, Di Grassi really just never takes avoiding action does he?  He definitely does not feel nosecones are worth protecting on race cars.

 

Well, he's been called "A Butcher" from his team-mate for a reason  :smoking: 

Berlin is a great track for Di Grassi tho, wouldn't be surprised to see him getting a win this weekend!

 

 

TOMORROW'S RACING SCHEDULE

 

6.15 - FP1

8.00 - FP2

9.45 - QUALIFYING
14.00 - RACE 1

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 13 May 2022 - 19:14.


#10 Disgrace

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 19:22

Formula E, IndyCar and MotoGP on tomorrow. Me, in this third panel, also tomorrow:

 

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#11 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 05:05



#12 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 06:08

17 drivers in half a second.

Yep, this i going to be tight!

#13 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 06:58

FP2 - LIVE NOW FROM BERLIN

 



#14 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 07:35

Another track record Foksmashed, and we're in FP2!

Lotterer goes 3 tenths faster than previous Berlin e-Prix record!

This is really Gen 2 at its peak!

Just around 1 hour & 10 min to quali.

 

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Edited by thegamer23, 14 May 2022 - 07:35.


#15 RSRally

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:31

Missed all the practice as usual but here and ready for qualy!

#16 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:42

Qualifying ALERT!

Starting in 5 minutes, should be good!

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Edited by thegamer23, 14 May 2022 - 08:43.


#17 RSRally

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:47

No Dario?

Karun is a good addition to the team though, especially as a former FE driver.

#18 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:49

think he's at indy



#19 Disgrace

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:51

Chandhok brings too much Sky F1 baggage with him, most of what he says is hyperbole.



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#20 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:54

Sette Camara made it to the duels!!  :clap:  :clap:

 

Evans is KNOCKED OUT!   :eek:

 

He will start mid-field, championship drama already!


Edited by thegamer23, 14 May 2022 - 08:54.


#21 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:55

Jaguar do seem to struggle on the more flowing circuits without so many sharp changes of direction

#22 Disgrace

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 08:56

Cassidy having such a poor season, shame.



#23 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:05

Frijns & De Vries surprisingly off the pace in that first attempt.

Still one to go tho



#24 Disgrace

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:10

Buemi through, there's life in the old dog yet!



#25 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:11

Ooh curious... 



#26 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:11

Frijns & De Vries Shocker!!  

Buemi in the duels!  :clap: 
Surprising Group Quali results! 

Some fun duels coming up


Edited by thegamer23, 14 May 2022 - 09:13.


#27 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:17

Buemi fastest lap cancelled due to minimum pit stop time infrignement  :eek:

Heartbreak for Nissan

 

SIMS replaces him in the duels


Edited by thegamer23, 14 May 2022 - 09:18.


#28 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:22

Where did that come from?

 

Berlin throwing up some surprises! 



#29 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:23

Woah SIMS!  :eek: 

Monster lap! 

 

Wherlein is eliminated!


Edited by thegamer23, 14 May 2022 - 09:23.


#30 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:24

Feeling like a DS Techeetah weekend 

 

(but who knows) 


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#31 Disgrace

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:25

Feeling like a DS Techeetah weekend 

 

Just what I was thinking. A big opportunity to cash in with Jaguar and Mercedes struggling.



#32 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:25

Vergne beats Vandoorne by 4 tenths!!

The championship leader is out of quali!



#33 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:27

Just 0,008 between Mortara & Lotterer!

Lotterer is eliminated!



#34 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:30

Da Costa eliminates Sette Camara!

Still a great effort by the brazilian to make it to the Duels



#35 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:39

WOAH

#36 Disgrace

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:39

Get the rulebook out!  :D



#37 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:40

IDENTICAL TIME between SIMS & JEV !   :eek:



#38 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:42

I now think I love this qualifying format

#39 Disgrace

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:42

Sims got through on a technicality, now he's threatening to Steven Bradbury his way to the pole.



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#40 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:42

SIMS VS MORTARA 

 

The Big Final!

This quali is incredible!   :lol:  :clap:
The Day of the underdog!


Edited by thegamer23, 14 May 2022 - 09:43.


#41 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:43

Karun speaking his mind there

JEV too

Edited by Ben1445, 14 May 2022 - 09:45.


#42 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:45

Well, i don't agree!  :smoking:

Sims still did his lap on a slightly less rubbered track than JEV, so it's right imho.

 

JEV threw it away at the first corner.


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#43 RSRally

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:47

Karun speaking his mind there

JEV too


They're not wrong but can see why nobody thought that would ever happen. Rule update needed although it will probably never happen again!

#44 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:48

Worth reviewing that rule for future events, can’t disagree

But ultimately today Vergne threw that away with a mistake meanwhile Sims nailed it to arguably outperform the car so…

Edited by Ben1445, 14 May 2022 - 09:48.


#45 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:50

Well, no idea who's going to take pole here.

My heart says SIMS!



#46 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:50

Dilbagh is my favourite

#47 thegamer23

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:53

Best quali of the season  :clap:

 

Mortara takes pole with a Monster T3, but it was close



#48 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:53

What an enjoyable qualifying session

#49 Disgrace

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:54

Amusing session, Sims nearly converted two technicalities in his favour into pole. He will probably plummet down the field.



#50 Ben1445

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Posted 14 May 2022 - 09:58

Is that really Mortara’s first pole?