The FIA Formula E Championship
will once again make history in the upcoming season - bringing circuit racing
back to Switzerland for the first time in over 60 years, with the inaugural
Zurich E-Prix set to take place on June 10.
The updated calendar was
published following the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting in Paris, with Zurich adding to the list
of new destinations on the 2017/18 schedule - joining Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome who are also
hosting Formula E for the very first time.
Racing had previously been
forbidden in Switzerland for decades, with the last event taking place at Bremgarten circuit in 1954.
However, a law change in 2015 lifted restrictions on fully-electric racing and paved
the way for Formula E to bring electrifying wheel-to-wheel action to the
streets of Zurich.
After the success of the
previous three seasons, Formula E will also return to Berlin as the German
round is confirmed at Tempelhof Airport on May 19. The dates for the New York City E-Prix have
also moved one week later - now taking place over the course of two days on
July 14 & 15.
Round City Country
1 Hong Kong China December
2 Hong Kong China December
Morocco January 13, 2018
4 Santiago Chile February
5 Mexico City Mexico March
6 Sao Paulo Brazil March
8 Paris France
9 Berlin Germany
May 19, 2018
10 Zurich Switzerland
June 10, 2018
11 New York City USA
July 14, 2018
12 New York City USA July
13 Montreal Canada
J July 28, 2018
14 Montreal Canada
All events remain subject to
FIA track homologation
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