The Formula E championship is coming up on its last few races of the season, with only this and the upcoming doubleheader in New York left to round it out. This weekend Formula E returns to Switzerland for only the second auto race in the country in more than half a century.
In 1955, Switzerland banned auto racing nationwide in response to the 1955 Le Mans disaster where hundreds of spectators were killed or injured by a horrific crash. This ban remained in place for 60 years until the country repealed it in 2015 – but only for electric racing. The move was made to attract Formula E to the country, and last year Zurich held the first race in Switzerland since the ban was implemented. This year the race moves to a new track in the de facto Swiss capital city of Bern with an interesting feature near the exit of turn 4 – an actual bear pit. Like, a pit. With bears in it.
Subscribe to Electrek on YouTube for exclusive videos and subscribe to the podcast.
The post Audi chases Techeetah at the Bern ePrix on Saturday, at a track with…a bear pit!? appeared first on Electrek.