Berlin E-Prix: The Formula E season moves on to Germany for race 10

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Watch the Berlin E-Prix from 11:30 BST on Saturday, 25 May on Connected TV, BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer. Replays on the BBC Red Button on Sunday, 26 May at 03:25, 05:25, 07:25 and 20:00 BST.

With four races left in the Formula E season, there is only one point in it as two team-mates battle for the title.

After eight different winners from the opening eight races, Jean-Eric Vergne became the first driver to win twice in 2018-19 with his victory in Monaco.

He is on 87 points with his DS Techeetah team-mate Andre Lotterer one point behind on 86 points.

The Berlin E-Prix takes place on Saturday, 25 May with live coverage across the BBC.

You can watch on Connected TV, BBC Red Button the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer from 11:30 BST on Saturday.

There are also full replays of the race available on the BBC Red Button on Sunday, 26 May - at 03:25, 05:25, 07:25 and 20:00 BST.

Reigning champion Vergne, who also won in China in March, started in pole position in glamorous Monaco two weeks ago and held off the challenge of Britain's Oliver Rowland, who came second and missed out on what would have been his first Formula E win.

Lotterer crossed the line in Monaco in ninth, but was moved up to seventh as Antonio Felix da Costa and Daniel Abt both received post-race penalties.

After Berlin, the series has its final European race of the campaign in Bern, Switzerland on 22 June before the season-ending double header in New York on 13-14 July and Vergne expects the title to go to the final day.

"Nothing will be stable until the end of the year - it's the way this championship is," said the Frenchman. "It's going to be extremely tough until the end of the season. It's the best situation to be in but it's not a comfortable situation.

"I'm the best example of how much can change in this championship is. I arrived in Monaco sixth in the standings and I left as the leader - nothing is guaranteed in Formula E."

This will be the sixth race to be held in Berlin, with the 22 cars racing around the 10-turn custom-built 2.375km track at the city's former Tempelhof Airport.

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He is one place ahead of HWA Racelab's Stoffel Vandoorne - Fernando Alonso's Formula 1 team-mate at McLaren in 2017 and 2018. The Belgian gained his first podium finish in Italy in race seven and benefited from the penalties to Da Costa and Abt in Monaco to move up to a ninth-placed finish and 15th overall.

Mahindra Racing's Pascal Wehrlein, who had two seasons in F1, is 12th overall after coming fourth in Monaco.

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How they stand - after nine races of 13

NameTeamPoints
1. Jean-Eric Vergne (Fra)DS Techeetah Formula E Team87
2. Andre Lotterer (Ger)DS Techeetah Formula E Team86
3. Robin Frijns (Ned)Envision Virgin Racing81
4. Antonio Felix da Costa (Por)BMW I Andretti Motorsport70
5. Lucas di Grassi (Bra)Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler70
6. Mitch Evans (NZ)Panasonic Jaguar Racing69
7. Jerome d'Ambrosio (Bel)Mahindra Racing65
8. Oliver Rowland (GB)Nissan E.Dams59
9. Daniel Abt (Ger)Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler59
10. Sam Bird (GB)Envision Virgin Racing54
11. Edoardo Mortara (Sui)Venturi Formula E Team52
12. Pascal Wehrlein (Ger)Mahindra Racing51
13. Sebastian Buemi (Sui)Nissan E.Dams40
14. Felipe Massa (Bra)Venturi Formula E team32
15. Stoffel Vandoorne (Bel)HWA Racelab20
16. Alexander Sims (GB)BMW I Andretti Motorsport18
17. Maximilian Gunther (Ger)GEOX Dragon10
18. Gary Paffett (GB)HWA Racelab8
19. Oliver Turvey (GB)NIO Formula E Team6
20. Alex Lynn (GB)Panasonic Jaguar Racing4
21. Jose Maria Lopez (Arg)GEOX Dragon3
22. Nelson Piquet Jr (Bra)Panasonic Jaguar Racing1

Tom Dillman (Fra, NIO Formula E Team), Felipe Nasr (Bra, GEOX Dragon) and Felix Rosenqvist (Swe, Mahindra Racing) have all failed to score a point.

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Audi
Audi are hoping for more success in their home race after Daniel Abt (left) and Lucas di Grassi finished first and second respectively in Berlin in 2018
Dilbagh Gill
Dilbagh Gill, chief executive of Mahindra Racing, also has happy memories of Berlin as their first race win came in 2017 with Felix Rosenqvist's success
Lucas di Grassi
Lucas di Grassi has an excellent record in Berlin with two second-place finishes and two third-place finishes from the five races to be held there

2018-19 races so far

Where and when are the rest of the races?

  • 25 May 2019: Berlin, Germany
  • 22 June 2019: Bern, Switzerland
  • 13 and 14 July 2019: New York, USA

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