The ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns with round ten next weekend (June 10, 2018). The E-Prix will take place in Zurich, Switzerland for the inaugural 2018 Zurich E-Prix. The 2018 Zurich E-Prix will be the first time in over 60 years a circuit race will be held in Switzerland since the racing ban in 1955. This was due to a fatal accident that occurred at Le Mans that year. The 2018 Zurich E-Prix will be the first race held in the country since the ban was lifted in 2007.
Formula E- History Will be Made in Zurich, Switzerland
The circuit will use normal streets in Zurich alongside Enge Harbor. The Zurich Street Circuit is 2.46 km (1.53 miles) in length. It consists of 11 corners, which the teams will race along the lakeside. They will head past the Arboretum before bearing left, into the historic city center and then loop back to the start/finish line in front of Enge Harbor. This circuit looks small but should create a great race with plenty of driver battles along the entire lap of the circuit.
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The Swiss drivers currently racing will be excited about their first home race ever. Sebastien Buemi of Renault e.dams will be looking to impress his hometown fans with a great race on Saturday. Buemi, the Formula E season two champion, sits fifth in the Drivers’ Championship with 82 points.
Daniel Abt of Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler sits fourth with 85 points, only three points ahead of Buemi. So Buemi will be looking to move up the standings with a great race at the 2018 Zurich E-Prix. His team sits fifth in the Constructors’ Championship and are only 7 points behind Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
Another Swiss driver making his home debut is Formula E rookie Edoardo Mortara. The Venturi Formula E driver missed both rounds in Berlin due to DTM duties but he will definitely be excited to be back. The Swiss driver currently sits eleventh in the Drivers’ Championship, two points ahead of his teammate Maro Engel.
Mortara will be looking to beat his teammate in hopes of securing a drive for next season. Venturi Formula E signed ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa for 2019. So, the current drivers will be trying to outdo one another to secure that final spot.
|6||Lucas di Grassi||76|
|8||Nelson Piquet Jr.||45|
|15||Antonio Felix da Costa||16|
|16||Jose Maria Lopez||14|
|23||Ma Qing Hua||0|
|2||Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler||161|
|3||DS Virgin Racing||139|
|5||Panasonic Jaguar Racing||96|
|7||Venturi Formula E Team||56|
|8||NIO Formula E team||45|
|10||MS&AD Andretti Formula E||20|
How to Watch
For details on where to watch the 2018 Zurich E-Prix in your country visit here: http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/championship/tv-schedule/
Live streaming is available in selected markets on www.fiaformulae.com, the official Formula E app, YouTube, and Facebook.
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