The perfect playground for radical track experiments

The perfect playground for radical track experiments

The imposing and impressive backdrop to Berlin's Tempelhof track gives the ABB FIA Formula E venue a unique character. But it has other distinctive qualities that the electric championship could make use of to get even more radical

There's a certain criticism that can be directed at motorsport that's quite hard to argue against. The point that, really, racing ultimately boils down to cars going around in a series of circles in a seemingly never-ending quest to see who has won the motorsport, with hundreds of events every year, each more climactic than the last. There's never a really definitive winner, the cycle begins again every season. Variations of the same point can really be levelled at any sport.

But while that argument may have a core of truth, it's the combination of everything that goes around the racing that adds up to why people follow motorsport. The technology, the spectacle, the money, the personalities, the danger, the myths, the glamour, the adrenaline, the humanity and, of course, the venues.

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