Formula E adds Berlin to calendar

The International Motor Sport Federation (FIA) has named Berlin as its 10th stopover for its new Formula E Championship to start next year.

Berlin is the third European city – following London and Rome – to be added to the calendar of the fully-electric racing series. A custom-made circuit will be built within the Apron section of the former Tempelhof Airport for the race.

Tempelhof CEO Gerhard Steindorf said: "The airport building is always a spectacular setting for the presentation of innovative ideas and technologies. Formula E is something completely new and pioneering and fits it perfectly into our idea of how this unique place is used.”

The calendar, which runs from September 2014 to June 2015, also includes grands prix in Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Putrajaya and Bangkok. The final calendar – to include a maximum of 12 races – will be presented to the FIA for approval at the September 2013 World Motor Sport Council meeting.