“Berlin is my race on home soil and therefore is the great highlight on the calendar for me. Friends, family, partners, sponsors – they’re all going to be there and cheer me on. In the last three seasons, we’ve always had very nice, well-attended events in Germany. The trace track is also very special, as we race on a former airfield. It’s not classic street tarmac – you can tell that while driving.”
1.7 million registered vehicles travel on Berlin’s public road network with a total length of 5,400 kilometers. 77 kilometers of federal autobahns alone are routed through the city, posing a burden to humans and nature. Berlin has addressed the latter issue in particular by imposing temporary speed limits. In spite of the large number of passenger cars, Berlin residents on average cover four in ten distances on foot or by bicycle. Accordingly, non-motorized means of transportation are important in the German capital.