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Flag of Zurich Zürich E-Prix
Zurich Layout 2018
E-Prix Details
Name Julius Baer Zürich E-Prix
Location Flag of Switzerland Enge, Zürich, Switzerland
No. Held 1
Circuit Flag of Zurich Zürich Street Circuit
Previous Circuits {{{previouscircuits}}}
First Race Unknown
Last Race unknown
Only Race Flag of Switzerland 2018 Zürich E-Prix
Most Recent Results
Name Flag of Switzerland 2018 Julius Baer Zürich E-Prix
Pole Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 1:12.811
First Second Third
Flag of Brazil Lucas di Grassi Flag of the United Kingdom Sam Bird Flag of Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio
Fastest lap Flag of Germany André Lotterer 1:14.730

The Zürich E-Prix is a former motorsport event staged in Zürich (alternately known in English as Zurich or Zuerich), Switzerland, as a round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] Staged as a round of the 2017/18 season with backing from Julius Bär, the Zürich E-Prix was replaced by the Swiss E-Prix in 2018/19, after other events in Zürich meant that race could not be staged.[2][3]

City History

The area of Zürich has been a site of constant human occupation since the Neolithic period, with various settlements found dating back to numerous periods since.[1] The city, as well as the nearby lake from which it would later take its name, would fall within the boarders of the Roman Empire, as well as the territory of the Carolingian Kings, with castles built overseeing the town.[1] The city would gain its own Imperial immediacy in 1218, prompting the construction of a wall around the city, built from the remains of the Carolingian castle.[1]

Since the time of the Carolingian kings, the area around Zürich was controlled by a Benedictine monastery, although by the 14th century the monastery's power had begun to collapse.[1] As such, Zürich would ultimately join the Swiss Confederacy on 1 May 1351, becoming a prominent member of the coalition before leading the Swiss Reformation in the 1520s.[1] The turbulent events of the seventeenth century would then lead Zürich to declare itself a Republic, before ultimately falling back into line at the conclusion of the Helvetic Revolution on 1798.[1]

From then on Zürich would become an important financial part of the developing Swiss nation, expanding rapidly amid the Industrial revolution as it competed with Bern to become Switerland's biggest city.[1] Ultimately, Bern would remain the Swiss capital despite Zürich's much larger populous, a status which survived through both World Wars to the present day.[1]

Formula E History

Switzerland's relationship with motorsport on the whole had been a turbulent one since the invention of the motorcar, and, after the 1955 Le Mans Disaster, had been banned since July 1955.[4] That would change with the advent of Formula E and general motorsport safety, with the Swiss Parliament ultimately agreeing to partially repeal the ban on the 16 March 2015.[4] The repeal would allow series such as FE to bring racing back to Switzerland for the first time in 60 years, although it would take months of negotiation for the series to finally find a host city.[4]

Indeed, a Swiss city would finally make an appearance on the 2017/18 calendar, with Zürich the most willing to host the FE Championship.[5] The date was set for the 10 June 2018, almost 63 years to the day since the horrible events of the Le Mans Disaster on the 11 June 1955 that had effectively ended Switzerland's involvement in motorsport.

Circuit History

The first ever Zürich Street Circuit was to be carved out of the roads and paths around the shores of Lake Zürich, located to the southeast of the city within the Enge district.[6] The circuit would run incorporate the harbour front, old city and the Zürich Arboretum, with the latter playing host to the eVillage throughout the day.[6]

Records

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

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held in Zürich E-Prix:

Zürich E-Prix ePrix Winners List
Season Name Circuit Date Winner Report
2017/18 Flag of Switzerland 2018 Julius Baer Zürich E-Prix[7] Zürich Street Circuit 10 June 2018[2] Flag of Brazil Lucas di Grassi[8] Report

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 'Zürich', wikipedia.org, (WikiMedia, 20/05/2018), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z%C3%BCrich, (Accessed 20/05/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Formula E brings racing return to Switzerland', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/09/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/september/formula-e-brings-racing-return-to-switzerland/, (Accessed 22/09/2017)
  3. '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)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 'SWITZERLAND READY TO RACE ELECTRIC', juliusbaer.com, (Julius Baer Group, 16/03/2015), https://www.juliusbaer.com/group/en/news-detail-page/item/switzerland-ready-to-race-electric/, (Accessed 20/05/2018)
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Cal18
  6. 6.0 6.1 'Calendar: Zurich CH', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar, (Accessed 20/05/2018)
  7. 'Julius Baer announced as title sponsor for Zurich E-Prix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 05/01/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/january/julius-baer-announced-as-title-sponsor-for-zurich-e-prix/, (Accessed 05/01/2018)
  8. 'Di Grassi clinches first season victory in historic Swiss race', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/06/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/june/di-grassi-clinches-first-season-victory-in-historic-swiss-race/, (Accessed 11/06/2018)
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