The first race in Switzerland since 1954...
Following the news that the 2019 Zurich E-Prix had been cancelled and possibly being moved to Bern, I thought I'd look back on what will surely be remembered as a significant moment in motorsport history.
This is one of the most unique races I've ever photographed for so many various reasons. The main straight was like an endless corridor of street furniture, trees and woodwork. Each part of the circuit had something uniquely different to offer, but one feature remained all the way around the circuit all day: the 10-deep crowd of people lining the fences.
This was in a country that had been starved of seeing motorsport up-close and personal, they were hungry for it and you could see it: they were 100% behind this event and they filled the place up to bursting point: filling up the grandstands, trackside viewing areas, balconies and even on the construction scaffolding next to the track(?!!).
Obviously in some parts of the track the views were blocked (even for us photograpers) by the sponsorship banners, but the fans still stood meters behind looking through the fabric mesh of banners. They were absolutely gripped and would take any chance they got to have a look.
This was an incredible event and a win for motorsport as a whole, not just Formula-E. Hopefully it returns in 2020/Season 6, in the mean time, it's potential replacement Bern has a tough act to follow.
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