After a 64-year gap, motor racing is returning to Switzerland. This weekend's Zurich E-Prix will be the first closed-circuit motorsport event to take place in the country since the Swiss government banned racing following the 1955 Le Mans disaster, in which more than 80 spectators died.
The most recent world championship circuit event (hillclimbs have been allowed in the intervening years) remains the 1954 Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten. But that's about to change.
Formula E has been leading the charge to bring motor racing back to the country. In March 2015, former Andretti FE driver Simona de Silvestro drove the electric championship's demonstration car on the streets of Geneva, and later that month the law banning motor racing was relaxed.