The ABB FIA Formula E championship is making history in Switzerland on the 10 June 2018 when the championship takes to the streets of Zurich for the first time.
The 11-turn Zurich E-Prix lakeside track measures 2,46km, passing the Arboretum, where the Allianz E-village will be located, before turning left into the historic city centre and looping back to the start/finish straight in front of the Enge harbour.
TECHEETAH Formula-E enters the final European leg leading the teams’ championship by 44 points and Jean-Éric Vergne is leading the drivers’ championship by 40 points.
“We’re all looking forward to racing in Zurich for the first time. It’s a stunning location Formula E and the city have chosen, right by the harbour front. We’ve done well in the past on new tracks, but you never know what curve balls might be thrown at you at a new track too, so let’s see.
“Our drivers are on good form at the moment and both did a fantastic job in Berlin, our rookie André managed to get from P20 to P9 and Jean-Éric secured another podium. Berlin was Jean-Éric’s fifth podium and super pole outing of the season and it just goes to show what a good place he is in right now. André is really going from strength to strength in his first Formula E season and I believe that we have the best driver combination on the grid,” said Mark Preston, Team Principal.
“This season has flown by, and with only three races left of Season Four we head to Switzerland and the last European leg for the home stretch now. Nevertheless, we will approach the Zurich E-Prix exactly the same way we’ve approached all the other races this season; sim prep, procedures review and not leaving any stones unturned to find the optimal set up.
“We have worked incredibly hard to get here and we will keep doing so to stay where we are. We will continue in the same fashion for the rest of the season and we’re not taking anything for granted,” added Jean-Éric Vergne.
“Competing on tracks that are new for everyone is an advantage for me as I’m a Formula E rookie this season, so I’m looking forward to getting in the car and giving it all I got. Berlin gave me a taste for more as I managed to drive from the back into the points, it was great fun and an invaluable experience.
“With only three races left of the season we’re focusing on getting as many points as possible for the team championship. We have a lead of 44 points going into Zurich and the goal is to extend that ahead of the final two rounds in New York City,” concluded André Lotterer.