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The crazy plans for a second Zurich-based formula-E-race

2020, the E-racer back nozzles through Zurich. Now, where this might happen – and where not to. According to the organisers, preferably in the city centre, agai

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The crazy plans for a second Zurich-based formula-E-race

2020, the E-racer back nozzles through Zurich. Now, where this might happen – and where not to. According to the organisers, preferably in the city centre, again in the lake basin, and newly even on the lake. From the bold, something crazy plans and views, reported "" the beginning of the week.

A temporary floating, around 400 meters long bridge, the request would be the scenario for the second edition of the formula E race in Zurich. The city said no to such a variant. "There will be no race in the city", - quotes "Watson," a spokesperson of the relevant security departments.

The Plan B of the organizers, is more realistic: a route on the Hönggerberg, around the ETH. Less noise pollution for the residents and enough space to speak for this situation, argues Roger Tognella in the NZZ. The FDP-Council is one of the driving forces behind the Zurich Grand Prix. He complains now that the city is doing too little forward, it pressiere. At the beginning of April, the organizers had submitted an application to the city Council for the big occasion. "Since then, we are waiting for a permit", Tognella quoted. There is no decision until the end of may, would be the occasion on the Brink, he warns.

money of the ETH?

The security Department defends itself against the accusation that the city of brake, the formula E. The application had been received, there is a need now to examine the feasibility, discussions would take place. Such a major event would have to be clarified, says a spokesman for the security Department.

Already at the first harvest in June 2018 in Zurich, the ETH Zurich on the occasion was present and presented innovations and concepts for the future. Tognella hopes now also on the financial support of the ETH, should 2020 be a race on the hönggerberg. Because a course away from the city centre to bring disadvantages and risks.

In June 2018 were over 100'000 spectators at the race in the city centre. The organizers recorded the event as a success. It was after 60 years, the first Motorsport-circuit racing, the Switzerland route. This year, the race in Bern is held, because in the inner city of Zurich with the Züri-Fäscht in the summer already to much going on. (sip)

Created: 24.04.2019, 10:41 PM

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