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Flag of Zurich.png Zürich Street Circuit
Zurich Layout 2018.png
Circuit Details
Name Zürich Street Circuit
Location Flag of Switzerland.png Enge, Zürich, Switzerland
Length 2.465 km (1.532 mi)
Corners 11
First Race Unknown
Last Race unknown
Only Race Flag of Switzerland.png 2018 Zürich E-Prix
Circuit Records
Fastest Lap Qualifying Wins
1:14.730 1:12.811 1
Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi

The Zürich Street Circuit is a temporary street circuit based in Enge, Zürich, Switzerland, that hosted the 2018 Zürich E-Prix as a round of the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.[1] The Zürich Street Circuit, which was designed on a home computer by e-Mobil CEO Züri Roger Tognella, would host one Zürich E-Prix, before being replaced by Bern for the 2018/19.[2]

Formula E History

Zürich was selected to host the ABB FIA Formula E Championship ahead of the 2017/18 season, after a change in Switzerland's laws allowed circuit racing to return to the Swiss state for the first time since 1955.[1] The question of where the first Zürich E-Prix, which was scheduled for 10 June 2018, would be staged was answered early, focused on the shores of Lake Zürich in the southeast of the city, within the Enge district.[3] 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.[3]

Circuit History

The final design of the Zürich Street Circuit was refined from the designs of e-Mobil CEO Züri Roger Tognella and his son Andrin, who used a home computer and Google Earth to outline the circuit.[4] The circuit duly hosted the inaugural 2018 Zürich E-Prix on 10 June 2018, which saw Lucas di Grassi claim victory.[5] The race was set to return for the 2019/20 season, skipping 2018/19 due to other events in the city, although it would not appear on the final calendar for season six.[2][6]

Circuit Layout

A lap of the Zürich Street Circuit opened with a long start/finish straight, before the field hit the brakes for turn one a right-hand curve.[3] The exit of the corner was made trickier by tram lines, which also ran through to the braking zone for turn two, a 90° left.[3] A straight follows to lead the field into turn three, another 90° left, which was itself followed by a short straight and another 90° left.[3]

A shorter straight followed before the field hit the brakes for turn five, an acute right, swiftly followed by a 90° left forming turn six.[3] Another short straight then led the field into turn seven, a right-hand kink which fed the field into turns eight and nine, a left-right chicane which exited onto the back straight.[3] A long run follows before the field hit the brakes for turn ten, a left-hand hairpin, followed by a small left-hand kink of turn eleven to lead the field back onto the start/finish straight.[3]

Records

A full list of records for the Zürich Street Circuit are outlined below, including a list of race winners.

Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners of ePrix held at the Zürich Street Circuit:

Zürich Street Circuit Winners List
Season Event Date Winner Report
2017/18 Flag of Switzerland.png 2018 Julius Baer Zürich E-Prix[7] 10 June 2018[1] Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi[5] Report

Race-by-Race Records

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

Zürich Street Circuit Race-by-Race Records
Event Qualifying Fastest Lap Winner
Driver Time Driver Time Driver Time
Flag of Switzerland.png 2018 Julius Baer Zürich E-Prix Flag of New Zealand.png Mitch Evans 1:12.811 Flag of Germany.png André Lotterer 1:14.730 Flag of Brazil.png Lucas di Grassi 51:19.811

References

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 '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)
  2. 2.0 2.1 '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)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 'Calendar: Zurich CH', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/calendar, (Accessed 20/05/2018)
  4. Matthias Dubach, 'Jetzt wird in Zürich für die Formel E gebaut', blick.ch, (Blick, 12/05/2018), https://web.archive.org/web/20180703162845/https://www.blick.ch/sport/motorsport/formel_e/strecke-entstand-in-buendner-ferienhaus-jetzt-wird-in-zuerich-fuer-die-formel-e-gebaut-id8370126.html, (Accessed 11/10/2019) - Original
  5. 5.0 5.1 '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)
  6. 'Final calendar revealed for season six of ABB FIA Formula E Championship', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 04/10/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/october/final-formula-e-season-six-calendar-revealed, (Accessed 04/10/2019)
  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)
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