Formula E: latest news and miscellaneous info from Berlin

With the DFB cup final between FC Bayern München and Eintracht Frankfurt and the Formula E race there are two big sport highlights this weekend in Berlin. Visitors to the capital are greeted by innumerable Audi posters referring to the Formula E in Berlin-Tempelhof and the new Audi e-tron. The first pure electric powered Audi will be launched on the market at the end of 2018.

Audi draws attention to the E-Prix in Berlin and electromobility via a rather unusual film released on its social media channels: after a night drive through Berlin, the batteries from the Audi e-tron FE04 and the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo power up and illuminate the four rings on the Berlin Olympic Stadium.

The Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo is also in action as race taxi in Berlin. At the German E-Prix, former DTM driver Rahel Frey drives AUDI AG guests around the track in the powerful 600 kW (815 hp) E-racecar concept car – among them the two actors Moritz Bleibtreu and Fahrid Yardim.The taxi drives are commentated by veteran Audi factory driver and Le Mans winner Marco Werner.

150 guests in the Audi Race Lounge enjoy a unique panorama view across the 2.375 kilometer long race track at the former Berlin-Tempelhof airport. On the large 400 square meter Audi stage in the E-Village, visitors to the race can learn and experience plenty about the future topics electromobility and piloted driving.

Even before race day, Daniel Abt received his first award: the German was presented with “Driver of the Day” award from DHL for his comeback drive at the last race in Paris. For this purpose, Abt visited one of the large DHL centers in Berlin, signed autographs and chatted with employees of the long-standing team partner. The highlight was a race in a full-electric Streetscooter against one of the delivery agents, which the professional race driver won by the narrowest of margins.