The Berlin ePrix 2016 is slowly taking shape: Following some confusion after the official announcement, the event now overcame an important hurdle.
The Berlin ePrix 2016 was a big item on the Formula E agenda in the past few weeks as the event was not as officially approved as first assumed. One of many problems was that there was still no approval for the race to go ahead on public roads. Racing is forbidden on all public roads in Germany but an exception will me made for Formula E. Petra Rohland, official spokesperson of the Berlin senate for urban development and environment, spoke to Der Tagesspiegel and confirmed: [pullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”It is only a one-day exception made for the FIA Formula E championship for said event.”[/pullquote]
She emphasised that Formula E’s organisers still need to officially apply for the event in May. Said application needs to feature concepts for safety precautions taken and road blockages needed. Therefore fans of the all-electric racing series still need to wait for further decisions until the race can go ahead trouble-free. e-racing.net is in contact with Rohland to ascertain how the one-day exception will affect the shakedown on Friday.