FAQ 2018-03-16T16:15:34+00:00


What about the circuit prohibition? 2018-03-12T15:41:03+00:00

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? 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? 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? 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? 2018-03-12T15:54:20+00:00

On the long straight section of the Mythenquai and the Alfred-Escher-Strasse the E cars will accelerate and reach a speed of up to 220 km/h.

How long is the city circuit of the Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix 2018? 2018-03-12T15:54:53+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? 2018-03-12T15:55:22+00:00

In general, the racing track is in very good condition. Bigger damages in the concrete will be repaired.

What happens to the tram tracks? 2018-03-12T15:56:12+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? 2018-03-12T15:56:46+00:00

The public sales start is on April 2018.

What kind of tickets will be available? 2018-03-12T15:57:19+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? 2018-03-12T15:57:48+00:00

The tickets will be available in different price categories. The prices will be published at sales start.

What does the program of Zurich E-Prix look like? 2018-03-16T14:57:58+00:00

On the race-day, throughout the whole day there will be activities in the Allianz E-Village and on the circuit. The program details can be seen on our Webpage under Race.

How are the opening times of the event? 2018-03-12T16:00:01+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.

Will there be fan zone? 2018-03-12T16:01:31+00:00

The fan zone areas will be located in the Allianz E-Village, which can be entered free of charge.

What happens to the local residents? 2018-03-12T16:02:45+00:00

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? 2018-03-12T16:03:17+00:00

Yes, the entry to office buildings is possible. The cars however, have to be parked outside the perimeter.

Is there going to be a full closure for the Zurich E-Prix? 2018-03-14T22:24:08+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? 2018-03-16T11:37:55+00:00

The tram nr.5 is not being operated from Friday, 8 June at 7pm to Monday, 11 June at 5am. All other trams are operating as usual without interruption.

What is the emergency number for residents during the weekend? 2018-03-12T16:06:03+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? 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? 2018-03-13T12:21:16+00:00

The fourth edition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will see 10 teams and 20 drivers compete in 10 cities spanning five continents in the fight to be crowned champion. For more Information please see here: http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/teams-and-drivers/

Are there Swiss race drivers? 2018-03-12T16:08:47+00:00

Yes, in the season 2017/2018 are even two Swiss drivers competing. The world champion from season two, Sébastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) and Edoardo Mortara (Venturi).

Is it possible, that the E-battery starts burning? 2018-03-12T16:09:24+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? 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? 2018-03-16T16:23:44+00:00

The Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix 2018 will be live broadcasted by Eurosport as well as MySport.