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The magnificent seven set to contest FE's title showdown
After a five-month pause, the 2019-20 Formula E season finally resumes with a six-race Berlin showdown. Although anyone can still mathematically win, seven drivers stand above the rest based on form and history. Motorsport.com judges their credentials.
It's been a long wait since Antonio Felix da Costa's first win for DS Techeetah in the Marrakech E-Prix back in February thrust him into the lead of the Formula E title fight. But one month after Formula 1 made its return amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, FE will do the same this week with the first of three double-header races held across nine days at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport to complete the 2019-20 season.
Plenty has changed in the intervening months, but the level of intrigue in a season that has produced five different winners from as many races thus far certainly hasn't.
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