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Preview: Formula E set for crazy season finale weekend with 18 title contenders!

Formula E's season finale takes place this weekend, with two races over two days at Berlin's Templehof Airport, where 18 drivers are still in with a chance of claiming the title

Formula E London Sunday 1
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With just two races left in this year's Formula E Championship, 18 drivers remain in with a chance of claiming the title as the series lands at Berlin's Templehof Airport.

Mercedes' Nyck de Vries is at the top of the table with a slender six-point lead over fellow Dutchman Robin Frijns from Virgin Racing. However, de Vries' challenge for the title is made more difficult by the fact he will have to qualify early, in Group 1, for the Saturday race.

Jaguar's Sam Bird is third in the driver's table, level on points with BMW i Andretti's Jake Dennis – both are 14 points away from the championship lead.

Reigning Champion Antonio Felix da Costa from DS Techeetah is in fifth place, 15 points off the lead.

Will de Vries be able to hold his nerve despite his qualifying disadvantage, or can Sam Bird climb to the front?

It's a notable weekend as BMW and Audi both withdraw from the series after the Berlin event, meaning that Jake Dennis would love to sign off BMW's time with a title win, while Lucas di Grassi will be aiming to help Audi leave on a high after winning the 2016/2017 title.

There's a total of 58 points still to play for over the course of the two days, meaning that the title could, still, be almost anyone's!

The E-Prix will be open to 10,000 fans across the two days, while the event will use two different track layouts.

Saturday will use the usual configuration, while Sunday will see the drivers turn around and drive in a clockwise direction.

Formula E Berlin E-Prix weekend timetable (Times CET)

Day Session Time
Saturday 14 August Second free practice 08:00-08:30
Saturday 14 August Qualifying 10:00-11:00
Saturday 14 August Race 1 14:04-15:00
Sunday 15 August First free practice 08:00-08:30
Sunday 15 August Second free practice 09:30-10:00
Sunday 15 August Qualifying 11:30-12:30
Sunday 15 August Race 2 15:34-16:30

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