The 2020 Formula E season will resume & conclude bizarrely, as only six races, all on the Berlin Tempelhof Airport in just nine days, will decide the championship winner.
After the 2020 F1 & MotoGP championships announced their revised calendars & start dates, Formula E (FE) folks have also confirmed that their 2020 season will resume on 5th August in Berlin. However, there's a catch. Unlike F1 that is gearing up to have a revised race calendar of up to 18 rounds, the 2020 Formula E season will come to an end after just 11 rounds.
The final six rounds, all of which will take place at the same Berlin Tempelhof venue, will be concluded in just nine days. The organisers have gone for a 'three double-header' format, with races scheduled in quick succession on August 5/6, 8/9, and 12/13. To ensure fair competition & interesting proceedings, each double-header will use a different track configuration. However, the remainder of the 2020 FE season will be held behind close doors, with a strict cap on the total number of people present at the venue as well as from each team. Strict social distancing norms and the use of essential safety gear will be implemented during each round.
Before the lockdown, and thanks to Formula E's off-season championship start schedule, the 2020 FE season was able to run five rounds – a double-header in Diriyah, followed by the Santiago, Mexico City, and the Marrakesh ePrix. After Marrakesh, DS Techeetah's Antonio Felix da Costa is at the top of the leaderboard with 67 points, just 11 points ahead of Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Mitch Evans. The top-three is rounded off by BMW i Andretti's Alexander Sims, with 46 points.