The organisers of the German ePrix are seeking alternative venues for the country’s 2016 race, as the Tempelhof airport looks increasingly unlikely to host the event due to its central role in nation’s efforts to address the European migrant crisis.
Motorsport.com reports that FEH and the FIA are working with local authorities to identify suitable city centre locations for the race, which is scheduled to take place on 21st May 2016.
Over 2,000 refugees are currently housed in the three of the seven hangars at the historic Tempelhof airport, with a further 4,000 expected to occupy the remaining space in the coming months.
Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, commented: “We are in contact with the local authorities and a final decision will be taken in the next few weeks”
“We will completely support any decision of the German government during what is very clearly a huge humanitarian operation. Germany remains a vital market for Formula E and we are determined to evaluate any option to stage a race there.”
It is unlikely that the German round of the 2015/16 Formula E Championship will be replaced by the proposed race in Lugano, Switerzland, which is known to be seeking its own slot.