The circuit prohibition which was enabled in Switzerland 1955 was lifted in favour of electric vehicles. The federal council gave the approval for circuit races of fully electric vehicles in Switzerland as of 1 April 2016. The Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix 2018 will be the first circuit race in Switzerland since the crash at the 24h race in Le Mans in 1954.
Will the Zurich E-Prix definitely take place? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T15:42:26+00:00
Yes, the Zurich E-Prix will take place. The city council has decided on this on 5 October 2017 and thereby enabled the conduct of the first Formula E race in Switzerland. As the city Zurich will not have to carry any costs the competence for an approval only lies with the city council.
Will the Zurich E-Prix now take place every year? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T15:43:51+00:00
The Swiss E-Prix Operations AG, as operator and promoter of the Zurich E-Prix, obtains an event licence for nine years by the Formula E Operations Ltd. For the conduct of an E-Prix in Switzerland. From the city of Zurich, the permit for a Formula E city race exists for the years 2018 and 2019.
What is special about the track layout? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T15:53:38+00:00
The track layout is amazing. The racing track in Zurich Enge features everything a Formula E race needs. There are eleven turns, two high-speed lines, a hairpin curve, a chicane as well as narrow and wide sections. The only unfortunate thing is the lack of gradient along the lakeside. This would have been exciting.
What is the maximum speed the E cars will reach? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T15:54:20+00:00
The temporarily city circuit of the Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix 2018 has a distance of 2,46 kilometres along the lakeside, through the banking district and the city centre of Zurich. The Hafen Enge at the Mythenquai will mark the start and finish of the Formula E racing spectacle.
What will be done against the uneven surface of the Seestrasse? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T15:55:22+00:00
After thorough examination and consultation with FIA it was decided, that the racing cars, like normal cars, are able to drive over the tram tracks. There have to be taken no further measures concerning safety issues.
When will the tickets be on sale? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T15:56:46+00:00
There are three different possibilities to see the first Formula E race in Switzerland. The interested public and motor-sport fans may see the race for free on various places along the circuit, buy a ticket for the grandstands or buy a VIP-ticket for extended entry to the event. The entry to the Allianz E-Village – the side event of the Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix – is free of charge for everyone.
How much does a ticket cost? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T15:57:48+00:00
The Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix 2018 will be open from Saturday, 9 June, from 12pm to 8pm and on the Sunday, 10 June, the race-day, from 8am to 8pm. On Saturday people can visit the Allianz E-Village, which is free of cost, with its many attractions.
From the circuit of the Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix 2018 in Zurich Enge, approximately 250 residents will be affected directly and around 2’000 residents will be affected indirectly. As the operator of the Zurich E-Prix the concerns of the local residents are taken very seriously by us. The residents will be informed according to a special communication concept and will be integrated into the event concept.
Can I enter my office building during the event? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T16:03:17+00:00
Yes, without a temporarily full closure, a circuit race would not be possible. From Friday, 8 June at 7pm to Monday, 11 June at 5am there will be a large-scale closure for the event. The closure relates to the event location.
How will the trams operate at the race weekend? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-16T11:37:55+00:00
In general, the usual emergency numbers are to be used. For organisational or logistical emergencies during the building phase or the event operation phase, the residents will receive a resident-emergency-number.
From when on can I vote with the FANBOOST for my favourite driver? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-16T14:58:03+00:00
The FANBOOST of the Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix 2018 starts on 5 June 2018. The voting will happen via the official website and app of the Formula E. Each fan will be able to vote once a day via one of the various channels. More information can be found here: FANBOOST
How many teams and drivers are competing at Zurich E-Prix? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-13T12:21:16+00:00
A battery obtains a huge amount of energy and is therefore able to catch fire. Other than a combustion engine the energy is being released through a chemical process. This process needs time. Meaning there is enough time to intervene before the battery catches fire.
I have a private boat. How can I gain access to? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-12T16:10:10+00:00
The access to the Hafen Enge will be closed but private boat owners will have access to their jetty any time during the weekend. A permit will not be necessary. It is sufficient to inform the security personnel accordingly. You will then be accompanied to your boat. For the boat traffic on the lake the usual boat rules apply.
Which TV-stations are broadcasting the race? Zurich E-Prix 2018-03-16T16:23:44+00:00