Zurich E-Prix

Overview

Overview

The European leg of Season 4 comes to a climactic finish at the Zurich E-Prix in June.

The picturesque city has a unique relationship with motorsport, having banned racing since an accident in the 1950’s. The law was recently relaxed to allow electric racing, paving the way for Formula E to hold the first race to occur in Switzerland in over 60 years.  There is everything to play for in Switzerland’s biggest city as Season 4 draws to a close, and all eyes will be on the scoreboard as the teams battle to rise through the standings.



The circuit

When: June 10 2016
Track length: 2.46 km
No. of turns: 11
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City guide

For an alternative view of Zurich and its surrounding areas, we highly recommended getting the train from Zurich’s central station to begin your ascent up to the Uetliberg Mountain. Uetliberg is at its most popular during the summer months, and it is not surprising why.

The panoramic views over Zurich from the mountain’s 870m high peak are unrivaled, but the scenery is not all Uetliberg has to offer. The mountain also becomes a popular mountain biking route with both locals and tourists during the summer months.

Make your ascent up the Uetliberg

Connecting Zurich’s central train station and Lake Zurich, the Bahnhofstrasse is one of the most famous shopping boulevards in the world. This is mostly down to the fact that it is renowned to be so expensive, being home to some of the biggest names in fashion, with window shopping being one of the most popular activities to partake in!

The Bahnhofstrasse is not all about shopping however, with a number of art galleries, cafes and even the paradeplatz, the famed Swiss banking centre, being located on the street.

Stroll along the Bahnhofstrasse

Lying to the south of Zurich’s city centre is Lake Zurich. Many of the locals tend to base their social lives around the lake in the summer, and it is not surprising why.

Whether it is a place to catch some rays or somewhere to take a boat tour, Lake Zurich brings something to the party for everybody. Lake Zurich is not all about relaxing however, as it becomes a popular water sports destination during the summer, with wakeboarding and kayaking being just two examples of what’s on offer.



Take a boat tour across Lake Zurich

Zurich’s Altstadt is a maze of winding cobblestone alleys, which run between a mixture of back street cafés and bars, and some of the most iconic sights in the city. The Altstadt (“old town”) is located inside what were once the city ramparts, and has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years.

The Altstadt is home to a number of iconic buildings, including the Fraumünster and Grossmünster to name but a few, but if you have nowhere in particular that you would like to visit, it is the perfect place to get lost in the masses of culture that this corner of the city has to offer.

Take in the history of the Altstadt

The Championship races

Hong Kong
Round 1-2
Marrakesh
Round 3
Santiago
Round 4
Mexico City
Round 5
Punta del Este
Round 6
Rome
Round 7
Paris
Round 8
Berlin
Round 9
Zurich
Round 10
New York City
Round 10-11
Montreal
Round 13-14

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