ottobre 15, 2018 - ABB Formula E

Bern completes list of cities on abb FIA Formula E championship calendar for season five

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PARIS, FRANCE (October 12, 2018) The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is bringing fullyelectric #racing to Bern next season for the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix scheduled to take place on June 22.

The Swiss capital fills the last remaining spot on the season five calendar, after it was announced earlier this week that the electric street #racing series is returning to Santiago in January. The schedule for the eagerly-awaited new season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship was published following the conclusion of the FIA World Motor Sport Council (WMSC) meeting in Paris today. Bern will host the final round of the newly-titled voestalpine European races, before the series crosses the pond to close out the season in New York City over the course of two days on July 13 & 14. Julius Baer - leading Swiss private banking group and global partner of Formula E - will once again put their name to the #Event in Switzerland as race title partner. Alongside making its debut in Bern for the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be travelling to other new destinations - including Sanya and Ad Diriyah, where the season gets underway on December 15.

Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E, said: “The calendar for season five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship has taken shape - the most races and the best places. It’s a milestone season for Formula E with the introduction of the new car and we’ve put together a calendar to match our ambitions as a truly global sport. It’s fantastic news to return to Switzerland this coming season on the streets of Bern for the Julius Baer Swiss E-Prix. We collectively made history last season in Zurich - successfully hosting a professional circuit race for the first time in the country in over six decades. Now we’ll be making history once again by bringing the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to the Swiss capital of Bern - I’d like to extend my thanks to Mayor von Graffenried and his team. I’m already counting down the days to the start of the season.”

About the ABB FIA Formula E Championship: The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is the electric street #racing series and the world’s first fullyelectric international single-seater category in motorsport. Formula E brings intense and unpredictable #racing to some of the world’s most recognisable and progressive cities - including Hong Kong, Rome, Paris, Berlin and New York. Formula E enters a new and exciting era in season five with the competitive debut of the next generation car. The striking new model boasts a distinctive futuristic design and demonstrates a clear step-up in performance with almost double the energy storage capacity - allowing teams and drivers to complete a full race distance at higher speeds without needing to swap cars. The Gen2 car is a testament to the ongoing advancements in battery and electric vehicle technology in the space of only four years. The fifth edition of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will see 11 teams and 22 drivers tackle a variety of challenging circuits in 12 cities - across five continents - in a bid to be crowned champion. Formula E will be making its debut in the Middle East on December 15 for the season-opener in Ad Diriyah, with the championship once again coming to a close in New York City over the course of two days on July 13 & 14. The concept of Formula E is to act as a platform to test and develop road-relevant technologies, helping refine the design and functionality of components and infrastructure - actively speeding-up the transition and uptake of electric vehicles on a global scale. Formula E is continuing to attract some of the leading names and renowned brands in motorsport and the #automotive industry. For this season, Formula E has nine manufacturers on its roster - including Nissan - taking over the existing entry from Renault - and BMW linking-up with Andretti. This number is set to rise further still, with the highly-anticipated inclusion of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche in season six.