|Bern Street Circuit|
|Name||Bern Street Circuit|
|Location||Bern, Bern-Mittelland, Switzerland|
|Length||2.750 km (1.709 mi)|
|Only Race||2019 Swiss E-Prix|
|Sam Bird||Jean-Éric Vergne||Jean-Éric Vergne|
The Bern Street Circuit is a temporary street circuit located in Bern, Bern-Mittelland, Switzerland, that played host to the Swiss E-Prix, a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. First used to host the 2019 Swiss E-Prix, the Bern Street Circuit joined the 2018/19 calendar after the Zürich Street Circuit was unable to be used.
Formula E History
Bern was first chosen to host an ABB FIA Formula E Championship race ahead of the 2018/19 season, after Zürich announced that it was unable to host an E-Prix for a second season. The Bern Street Circuit was subsequently designed in the old city, racing around the bear park on the northern/eastern banks of the river Aade. The name of the event was formally announced as the Swiss E-Prix after the Bern circuit was revealed, with Swiss financiers Julius Bär named as title sponsors for the 2019 Swiss E-Prix.
The Bern Street Circuit hosted the inaugural Swiss E-Prix on 22 June 2019, albeit with some controversy after a first lap accident at the final chicane caused chaos.
Circuit LayoutA lap of the Bern Street Circuit opens with a curved braking zone into turn one, a left hand hairpin, followed by a down-hill sweep forms turn two. The field then continue to weave their way down-hill before entering turn three, a long apex right that ends as the braking zone for turn four, a left-hand hairpin. Turn four exits into turn five, a 90° right, before the field continue their down-hill plunge towards turn six.
Turn six appears as another long apex left, requiring a brief hit of the brakes, before opening out into a slight up hill straight. Turns seven and eight follow as an elongated left-right chicane, followed by another uphill straight, which features the Attack Mode activation point midway along. From there the field hit the brakes for turns nine and ten, a left-right chicane, swiftly followed by turn eleven a sharp left.
The exit of turn eleven brings the field onto the long, uphill, starting straight, with a slight curve two thirds of the way along. The lap is then completed by a three element chicane, a right-left-right combination, which brings the field back onto the finishing straight. Pit-in is located on the exit of the final chicane, while it-out appears on the outside of turn one.
A full list of records for the Bern Street Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.
Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Bern Street Circuit:
|Bern Street Circuit Winners List|
|2018/19||2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix||22 June 2019||Jean-Éric Vergne||Report|
The race-by-race records for the Bern Street Circuit are outlined below:
|Bern Street Circuit Race-by-Race Records|
|2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix||Jean-Éric Vergne||1:18.813||Sam Bird||1:21.905||Jean-Éric Vergne||1:25:26.873|
Videos and Images:
- Envision Virgin Racing, 'First Look At The Bern E-Prix Track! (Full Onboard Lap)', youtube.com, (YouTube: Envision Virgin, 22/06/2019), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iVCUp0jvSk, (Accessed 04/10/2019)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Bern completes the calendar for Season 5 of Formula E', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 12/10/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/october/bern-completes-the-calendar-for-season-5-of-formula-e/, (Accessed 12/10/2018)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 'The Swiss E-Prix 2019 race track in Bern', swisseprix.com, (Swiss ePrix Operations AG, 2019), https://www.swisseprix.com/festivalguide/race/?lang=en, (Accessed 22/06/2019)
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 'Vergne victorious in frantic battle for Bern ahead of Championship finale', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 22/06/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/june/race-report-bern-2019, (Accessed 23/06/2019)
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