The FIA World Motor Sport Council has given the green light for Formula E to hit the streets of Zurich next June, marking Switzerland's first circuit racing event since it outlawed motorsport in 1955.

In reaction to the Le Mans disaster of the same year, Switzerland had a strict policy on motorsport events for six decades before relaxing the law in 2015, opening the door for a Formula E race to take place.

The all-electric series staged a show-run through Geneva two years ago to promote the possibility of a race being held, with an event in Zurich being firmed up by officials and confirmed on Thursday.

The Zurich ePrix will take place on June 10, acting as the fourth new city on the season four calendar alongside Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome.

"I am very pleased that circuit racing is returning to Switzerland next year with the FIA Formula E Championship event in Zurich," FIA president Jean Todt said.

"To be able to reintroduce this discipline to a country where it has been absent since it was banned in 1955 is an exciting prospect and the achievement of an important goal for the FIA.

"I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making it a reality, as it is important for us to continue to bring motor sport to new audiences around the world.

"Together with the other new events on the calendar in Santiago, Sao Paulo and Rome, I believe we have a very strong season of Formula E ahead of us.”"

The only other tweak confirmed by the WMSC to Formula E's season four calendar is the shift of the New York race one week later into July, now being staged on the July 14-15 weekend.

2017/18 Formula E Schedule

1. Hong Kong ePrix – December 2
2. Hong Kong ePrix – December 3
3. Marrakesh ePrix – January 13
4. Santiago ePrix – February 3
5. Mexico City ePrix – March 3
6. Sao Paulo ePrix – March 17
7. Rome ePrix – April 14
8. Paris ePrix – April 28
9. Berlin ePrix – May 19
10. Zurich ePrix – June 10
11. New York ePrix – July 14
12. New York ePrix – July 15
13. Montreal ePrix – July 28
14. Montreal ePrix – July 29



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