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Video - Switzerland get first taste of racing after 60-year

Video - Switzerland get first taste of racing after 60-year

Snapshot: The Council of States which represent the upper house of the Swidd legislature has passed a resolution to open the gates for the Formula E championship.

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Motorsports essentially started in Europe and with a long standing history, it is rooted deep in the continent. So much so is the popularity of the sports that the maximum number of racers come out of Europe and so are the maximum numbers of tracks made to facilitate the talent. But, we bet, you haven't heard of any racing that took place in Switzerland.

The reason is that the Swiss government banned all sorts of Motorsports in the country effective since 1955 and since then no race has taken place within the boundaries of the beautiful country. But the fans in the country has some good news, as the government has bent rules to make way for only one type of racing - the Formula E.

The Council of States which represent the upper house of the Swidd legislature has passed a resolution to open the gates for the Formula E championship. Following the development, an event was held in Geneva during the recently concluded motor show where the Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro demonstrated people of Switzerland, the colors of a Renault SRT_01E.

Apparently, it will still take another year or two for the Formula E championship to compete in the country as the inaugural season is currently under way and the dates for the next calendar year are already finalized. But the year after that - 2016-17 season - the Swiss ePrix can take place on the narrow streets of Switzerland rather than a purpose-built track.

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