Experience the Swiss Formula E in luxury with this luxury hotel
Hotel Helvetia is offering guests a five-star motoring experience as Formula E comes to Zurich
FIA Formula E is bringing circuit racing back to Zurich for the first time in 64 years as the electric motor racing championship descends on the streets of the Swiss capital. With stars such as Lucas Di Grassi, Mitch Evans and Jean-Éric Vergne competing in this year's championship, it's sure to be a dramatic race for famous fans including Leonardo DiCaprio, Richard Branson and Naomi Campbell.
And offering guests a chance to experience the races in A-List style is Hotel Helvetia, situated upon the riverside in the heart of Zurich. The hotel has created an exclusive three day, two-night ‘E-Prix Package’, presenting guests with a once-in-a-lifetime trackside experience together with specially curated culinary delights, including the specially created ‘E-Prix Smash’ cocktail made with Zurich-produced Turicum Gin.
The package features exciting access to the Formula E Championship Race Village, enabling a closer insight into the electronic racing cars and their drivers, and an unique opportunity to learn just how Formula E is shining a green light on sustainability.
In the way of cuisine, a delicious three-course E-Prix tasting menu is served in the hotel’s eponymous restaurant, curated by resident chef Chef Diego von Büren. Enjoy dishes such as goat’s cheese served with frisee lettuce, acacia honey & crispy bacon, followed by a typical regional main course of sliced Veal served ‘Zurich style'.
The Zurich e-Prix will begin 10 June 2018, with starting line at Enge harbour. With the race held directly on the streets through the city centre, before weaving through the elegant banking district close to Paradeplatz, spectators are sure to be wowed before drivers reach the finish line back on the lake.
Racing had previously been forbidden in Switzerland after the 1955 Le Mans disaster which killed 83 spectators, and French driver Pierre Bouillin, who raced under the alias Pierre Levegh, after his Mercedes plowed through the crowd. The last F1 event took place in 1955, but a law change in 2015 lifted restrictions on fully-electronic racing.