The 2.25 km anti-clockwise track, designed by Rodrigo Nunes, features 17 turns. The course runs under the canopy roof of the historic Tempelhof Airport terminal from turn 13 to turn 14, and then again during turn 17. Venturi driver Nick Heidfeld described the circuit as follows:
"It looks like it’s going to be a very twisty and challenging circuit, with 17 turns in under 2.5km, and I think the fans are going to have great visibility wherever they are. Many corners are just followed by the next, which also partly shows that overtaking will not be easy. On the other hand, with so many corners followed by each other, it’s easier to mess up and make a small mistake, and then maybe the driver behind can capitalize on this. The two longer straights will be best for overtaking and using the FanBoost. It will be crucial to get into a good rhythm and get plenty of laps in to learn the track quickly. It will also be interesting to see how the circuit is built up as normally on a street circuit there is no run-off, so no room for mistakes. But in Berlin it could be more open allowing a little more margin for error."
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