Motor sport has been forbidden in Switzerland since 1954. The last motor race held there was at Bremgarten, near Bern. The Swiss are well known for their attitude toward anti-racing, despite many Swiss companies being integral sponsors of worldwide motorsport.

However, following a momentous decision by the Swiss Council of States, electric racing might be allowed in the future. The Council has moved to adopt a motion put forward by MP Fathi Derder. The result is Switzerland can once more play host to professional circuit racing.

Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E, said:

“We are very happy to get the opportunity to bring Formula E to Switzerland and would like to thank our Swiss partners, Bank Julius Baer and TAG Heuer, for their forceful support. Now we will work on the details of the race, including the selection of the city which will host it, with the goal to make it possible during the 2016/17 season.”

Formula E in Geneva

Source; FIA Formula E

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