Arms of Bern Bern Street Circuit
Bern Layout 2019
Circuit Details
Name Bern Street Circuit
Location Flag of Switzerland Bern, Bern-Mittelland, Switzerland
Length 2.750 km (1.709 mi)
Corners 14
First Race Unknown
Last Race unknown
Only Race Flag of Switzerland 2019 Swiss E-Prix
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:21.905 1:18.813 1
Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of France 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.[1][2] 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[1]

Circuit History

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.[3]

Circuit Layout

First Look At The Bern E-Prix Track! (Full Onboard Lap)

First Look At The Bern E-Prix Track! (Full Onboard Lap)

Robin Frijns completes a lap of the Bern Street Circuit

A 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.[4] 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.[4] Turn four exits into turn five, a 90° right, before the field continue their down-hill plunge towards turn six.[4]

Turn six appears as another long apex left, requiring a brief hit of the brakes, before opening out into a slight up hill straight.[4] 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.[4] From there the field hit the brakes for turns nine and ten, a left-right chicane, swiftly followed by turn eleven a sharp left.[4]

The exit of turn eleven brings the field onto the long, uphill, starting straight, with a slight curve two thirds of the way along.[4] The lap is then completed by a three element chicane, a right-left-right combination, which brings the field back onto the finishing straight.[4] Pit-in is located on the exit of the final chicane, while it-out appears on the outside of turn one.[4]


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
Season Event Date Winner Report
2018/19 Flag of Switzerland 2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix 22 June 2019[1] Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne[3] Report

Race-by-Race Records

The race-by-race records for the Bern Street Circuit are outlined below:

Bern Street Circuit Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of Switzerland 2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne 1:18.813 Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird 1:21.905 Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne 1:25:26.873


Videos and Images:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Bern completes the calendar for Season 5 of Formula E',, (FIA Formula E, 12/10/2018),, (Accessed 12/10/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'The Swiss E-Prix 2019 race track in Bern',, (Swiss ePrix Operations AG, 2019),, (Accessed 22/06/2019)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Vergne victorious in frantic battle for Bern ahead of Championship finale',, (FIA Formula E, 22/06/2019),, (Accessed 23/06/2019)
  4. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Brn


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