ABB Formula E Zurich – Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix

ABB Formula E Zurich - Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix

 

ABB Formula E Zurich –

Julius Baer Zurich E-Prix

10th June 2018

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

History was made in Zurich on 10th June 2018, as for the first time in 64 years Switzerland played host to motor racing and it was Brazil’s Lucas di Grassi for Audi Sport who won the ZurichEPrix. In second place was Britain’s Sam Bird for Virgin Racing and in third place Jerome Ambrosio for Dragon Racing.

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

Tim Hughes was on the scene and captured theses great photos of the cars as they sped by.

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

The whole of the city centre had been completely transformed in preparation for Zurich’s first ever ABB FIA Formula E Championship and as the sun shone and the crowds gathered to watch, they couldn’t have picked a better day.

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

Spectators were able to view the latest in sustainable racing technology and there was a whole program of events lined up at the Allianz E Village over the course of the weekend.

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

The Formula E Course in Zurich

The course was 2.46 kilometers long and the starting point was at Mythenquai, Enge. It went past the lake, through the financial district and through the city centre.

From Mythenquai the course led into General-Guisan-Quai, then after a 90-degree left turn, continued into Stockerstrasse and after two more 90-degree left turned into Dreikönigstrasse and Genferstrasse followed by a right turn into Gotthardstrasse and then left into Alfred-Escher-Strasse, before heading back to Enge. The circuit contained eleven corners there were definitely some exciting moments in this thrilling race.

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

FormulaE in Zurich #ZurichEPrix

Allianz E Village

Fans were able to visit the Allianz E-Village, (which was free!) and to see a variety of attractions on Saturday 9th June from 12 noon to 8pm. On Sunday 10th June there was action both on the racetrack and in the Allianz E-Village from 9am till 8pm. Take a look at the program here.

Formula E After Race Party

The is official After Race Party took place at Kaufleuten.

Formula E Zurich

When: 10th June

Time: Activities all weekend and the Grand Prix race took place at 6.04pm. The Podium Ceremony was at 7pm.

Where: Mythenquai start

For more detailed information please visit the Formula E website here.

For details of the program see here.

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Header photo courtesy of Formula E

All car photos Photos by Tim Hughes. 

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