Formula E finds alternative to Berlin refugee shelter venue

Berlin Tempelhof
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Formula E has found an alternative venue for its Berlin race in May after its previous location was made into a shelter for refugees.

Organisers said on Monday that the new race will take place in the centre of the city after the German government announced alternative plans for the disused Tempelhof airport.

"It is fantastic news," said Formula E chief Alejandro Agag.

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The new layout - subject to approval by city authorities - will wind around Strausberger Platz, in the east of the city, towards Alexanderplatz with the pit lane on Karl-Marx-Allee.

Tempelhof airport
According to reports in Germany, Tempelhof will house about 7,000 refugees