The organisers of the Zurich ePrix have extended its initial six-year license to stage a Formula E race in the city by an additional three years.
The agreement means that the all-electric racing series’ Swiss leg will remain on its calendar until 2027.
The move comes ahead of the inaugural Zurich ePrix on 10th June, which will mark the first time a motorsport event has been held in Switzerland in 60 years.
“Racing in Zurich has been a dream realised by the help of Swiss E-Prix Operations AG, and together with our partners based in Switzerland, ABB, Julius Baer and Tag Heuer,” said Formula E founder and chief executive Alejandro Agag. “It is great news that their license has been extended until 2027, again solidifying our intent to race in this great city.”
“This supports the continuity for Formula E in our country,” added Pascal Derron, chief executive of the Swiss E-Prix Operations AG, which holds the Swiss license. “Switzerland stands for innovation, precision and building services. This is also an important sign for our partner, with whom we will be able to operate the Julius Baer Zurich ePrix 2018.”
Formula E returns for the sixth round of its 2018 season next weekend, when the series heads to Uruguay for the Punta del Este ePrix.