Formula E provides barriers to aid safety efforts in Berlin

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Formula E has provided the concrete barriers used for its race in Berlin earlier this year to aid safety efforts in the German capital following the terrorist attack earlier this week.

Twelve people were killed and almost 50 others were injured when a truck was driven into a Christmas market on Monday in Berlin. The suspect, Anis Amri, was killed in a shootout in Milan, Italy, on Friday.

In a bid to bolster safety measures in Berlin, Formula E announced that it had supplied local officials with the barriers that helped to form its track in the east of the city in May.

“We are directly in touch with the police department to assist with the organization and handling of the barriers to various areas around Berlin,” Berlin ePrix organizer Ulrich Weingartner said.

“Formula E is working with us to provide the concrete barriers from storage free of charge to help protect the Christmas markets.

“We are not sure whether these barriers will also be used for the New Year’s Eve celebrations at Brandenburg Gate, but we are ready to provide materials if necessary.”