The Lugano, Switzerland Formula E race is getting closer to becoming reality.
The organisers of the potential Formula E street circuit race in Lugano, Switzerland, have revealed a planned track layout and proposal.
Lugano, which is a southern Swiss/Italian speaking city, has emerged as favourite for Switzerland to host its first international single-seater race, on home soil, since the 1954 Swiss Grand Prix at the Bremgarten circuit.
Current Formula E entrant and driver Jarno Trulli and Trulli Formula E team CEO - Francesco Guarnieri both live in the city, and have been heavily involved in the Lugano street race project.
The video layout appears to show a high speed street track around the historic Parco Civio area of the city. Lugano’s Mayor Marco Borradori is believed to have inked a deal to gain a slot in a future FIA Formula E Championship season should the cost of the event be covered independently. Borradori is the political leader of the Ticino League which rules over the canton of Ticino in which Lugano resides.
The video is illustrated with a date stating 7th May 2016 for a potential race. Motorsport.com understands that the ratified FIA calendar revealed last month does have scope for some changes.
Lugano is believed to be the most likely to act as a reserve race should one of the existing events not take place in season two. However, it is believed that Formula E has not all together ruled out a potential additional event in season two.
Lugano has historic links to racing as former F1 driver Loris Kessel was born there and pre-war racing legend Rudolf Carraciola lived there for many years.