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Arms of Bern Swiss E-Prix
Bern E-Prix Poster 2019
E-Prix Details
Name Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix
Location Flag of Switzerland Bern, Bern-Mittelland, Switzerland
No. Held 1
Circuit Bern Street Circuit
Previous Circuits {{{previouscircuits}}}
First Race Unknown
Last Race unknown
Only Race Flag of Switzerland 2019 Swiss E-Prix
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of Switzerland 2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix
Pole Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne 1:18.813
First Second Third
Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans {{{{{natthird}}}}} Sébastien Buemi
Fastest lap Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird 1:21.905

The Swiss E-Prix was an ABB FIA Formula E Championship event, staged as part of the 2018/19 season in the city of Bern, Switzerland.[1][2] The first "national" E-Prix to be staged, the Swiss E-Prix would also be the debut of Bern as a FE host city, using the Bern Street Circuit, and hence hold the alternate title of the Bern E-Prix.[1]

City History

Bern is one of the younger major cities in Europe, with no sign of significant occupation until the late twelfth century.[2] In 1353 the city, then a free imperial city, became one of the eight founding cantons that formed the Swiss Confederacy, before conquering various minor territories to become the largest city-state in the Alps.[2] Bern itself would also continue to grow in population, in-spite of a major fire in 1405, and several waves of pestilence that swept across continental Europe.[2]

A Neutral Nature

From the Napoleonic wars onward Bern would become the de facto capital of Switzerland, a status it acquired in 1848.[2] The city would also be the host of major socialist meetings during the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with a large number of socialists moving to the city during the First World War.[2] The city would continue to have a large socialist, and later foreign population, although was subsequently supplanted by Zürich and other Swiss cities in terms of overall size.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Records

A full list of records for the Swiss E-Prix are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of the Swiss E-Prix:

Swiss E-Prix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2018/19 Flag of Switzerland 2019 Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix Bern Street Circuit 22 June 2019[1] Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne[4] Report

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 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. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 'Bern, wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia: Wikipedia, 22/06/2019), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bern, (Accessed 24/06/2019)
  3. '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)
  4. 4.0 4.1 '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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