Switzerland famously lifted its 50-year ban on motorsport recently to make way for a round of the Formula E championship in its borders. Rumours were rife that the extra scenic leg of the series could even occur as soon as the current 2015/16 season, but we’ve today learnt that it’s more likely to be the 2016/17 season where we finally see some electric racing to a stunning mountainous backdrop.
Organisers have reportedly put the delay down to the road course not realistically being completed in time for the end of the current season, which is an understandable excuse from a country which hasn’t hosted any official motorsport events for over half a century.
The ban was originally brought into place following a catastrophic crash at the 1955 Le Mans race, where over 80 spectators were killed. Several European countries thereafter suspended motorsport whilst an investigation took place, with Switzerland only just lifting the ban this year.
We personally think it will be worth the wait, as it’s sure to be one of the most picturesque circuits out of the whole of next season’s events…