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Nissan Formula E Team lands in Germany for revamped Berlin double-header

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Rowland and Fenestraz aiming to continue their strong form at Tempelhof Airport

Nissan Formula E Team is ready to take on the revised track layout around the popular Tempelhof Airport Street Circuit this weekend in Rounds 9 and 10 of the 2023/24 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Berlin will mark the first of four consecutive double-headers which will round off Season 10.

Last time out in Monaco, the team secured a positive points haul with excellent race pace shown by both drivers allowing them to charge through the field efficiently and add 12 points to the squad’s season total.

Oliver Rowland recorded his first Formula E victory in Berlin with Nissan in 2020 with a dominant drive, leading every lap from pole position to secure the win. The Brit currently sits fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship standings heading to Germany.

Sacha Fenestraz is enjoying a consistent run of form with points in his last three outings. The Franco-Argentine will be searching for another top-ten finish as the series advances past the halfway mark this weekend.

The most visited venue in Formula E history and the only ever-present city on the calendar has a new look for Season 10 to enhance the racing for the more powerful Gen3 cars. The changes have seen the pit lane and start/finish line move, now allowing a longer run down to the first corner. The iconic sight of the Douglas DC-6 airplane awaits the drivers at Turn 2 in this latest track development, with the altered infield section set to provide a greater technical challenge.

Track action gets underway with FP1 on Friday, while qualifying starts at 10:20 CEST (UTC+2) and the E-Prix at 15:00 CEST on both Saturday and Sunday.

Following the Berlin double-header weekend, the Rookie Test will take place on Monday 13 May. Nissan Formula E Team will be represented by 22-year-old Caio Collet, the squad’s reserve and simulator driver and multiple F3 race winner. He will partner 19-year-old Alpine academy member Gabriele Mini, who has also been victorious in Formula 3 in 2023 and currently sits third in the Championship standings.

Ahead of this weekend’s double-header, Nissan Formula E Team has released the latest edition of its ‘Sounds of Season 10’ playlist. The soundtrack has been created specifically for the Berlin race by German composer Matthias Rehfeldt, helping to feel the exhilarating speed and energy of the iconic Tempelhof Circuit.

The ‘Electric Legacy’ series reflects the unique diverse cultural spirit and racing passion of key Formula E race cities. The high-octane Berlin edition is available to listen to, as well as previous versions dedicated to Tokyo, Misano and Monte Carlo, on the full playlist here.Opens in a new tab.

Tommaso Volpe: “We’ve been consistent and competitive so far and will continue to work hard as we head into the second half of the season. The race pace from both drivers was great in Monaco as they battled their way back through the field after a difficult qualifying, ending the weekend with both cars in the points. So, we are in good spirits heading out to Germany, while remaining cautious and focused.

“The track changes make the weekend somewhat unpredictable, though not as much as if it was a brand-new circuit. The modifications to the layout will see energy management playing a crucial role this time, while the very abrasive concrete surface at Tempelhof remains one of the main challenges for all teams. The Berlin double-header was a difficult one for us last season, probably more than any other event. However, the team has grown stronger and more experienced in the last twelve months, so we are confident that this year will be different, and we can perform well there.”

Oliver Rowland: “The weekend in Monaco generally wasn’t the easiest but the race was quite positive, although there are some areas to improve both individually and as a team. My aims for the second part of the season are to take it race by race and maximize our performance. I’m not really thinking about the Championship and instead just focusing on building on this year’s achievements. I’ve been successful here in previous years, despite it not being one of my favored tracks, but the new circuit layout will certainly be interesting. It’s a challenge for everyone but hopefully we can get up to speed quickly and have a good weekend.”

Sacha Fenestraz: “I’m delighted to be hitting the targets that I’ve set for myself of consistently being in the points, which shows that we’re making steps forward. It was promising to see the results that we extracted on Saturday after qualifying, and we must remain focused now as every weekend until the end of the season is a double-header. Although we struggled last year in Berlin, the team is much more structured and competitive coming here this time thanks to the results achieved so far this year. The circuit is different from what we have experienced previously here, and both Oli and I will push for more points again.”

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