One of Forza Motorsport’s flagship tracks is the Swiss Mountain Track; The breathtaking view of the mountains was an excellent opportunity to showcase the graphical performance of the Microsoft game console. Many would believe that Switzerland is an automotive playground full of motorsport, motorway rivals with speed limits, and supercars on every corner.
In 2007 the BBC reported that Lewis Hamilton was moving to Switzerland to avoid press pressure; It would not be too far to believe that the quality of the roads played a role in the now best-awarded Formula 1 driver of all time. Switzerland is home to two of the largest banks in the world, UBS and Credit Suisse, a small nation that has remained neutral during the darkest moments in history instead of worrying about either side’s money.
As a mecha for financial business, the nation has gotten rich, and with the shores of Lake Geneva and mountain roads, the nation has some of the best highways in Europe, and with many of that country’s wealthiest residents, it would certainly be the next home for supercars, so like Monaco it is.
Switzerland has taken steps to strictly regulate the roads and ban motor sports.
Swiss manufacturers have long specialized in luxury vehicle manufacturing and cater to those who benefit from the rewards of the financial industry. With names like Dufax Automobile and Martini, which are long gone, and very coveted small-series cars more often from Leblanc and Piech, as well as shared borders with Italy and Germany, it should be an automotive heaven.
Since motorsport was the Sunday sport for the wealthy at the turn of the century, the first racing calendars were created around mansions with land to climb hills. Many of the oldest sports car manufacturers like Morgan started making cars for hill climbs, and the Alpine Pass was the closest place to do that with routes like the Great St Bernard Pass and Furka Pass being recognized by Auto Europe as some of the best roads for driving in Switzerland.
Corresponding Old racing carsDuring this time the Swiss championship, which consisted of hill climbs and slaloms, began. In 1934, the first Swiss Grand Prix was held, in which only Auto Union, now known as Audi and Mercedes-Benz, won the annual race until it was canceled in 1940 due to World War II.
Conflicts prevented the race from taking place until 1946, when Italian manufacturers Alfa Romeo and Ferrari ruled victorious until the last race in which the legendary Fangio took the title. The Grand Prix took place on the Circuit Bremgarten near Bern, the According to Jalopnik, it was laid out as a motorcycle route what you can see in the long, sweeping curves of the route.
Jalopnik even claims that there are no straights on the track, which means it was a very technical track. In 1955, however, the Le Man disaster struck and the Swiss government banned motorsport because it was unsafe for spectators. The Swiss government has reserved the right to make an exception to this ban.
New in Zurich produced an overview of the Speeding penalties in Switzerland, and they can be tough with driving bans if they are just 21 km / h above the limit, which is 13 mph.
The website suggests that when you arrive in Switzerland you should set aside money in your budget for speeding fines, with small mistakes being punished harshly and generally.
The speed limit on freeways is 74 mph, not the slowest in the world, but with harsh fines and driving bans, the wealthy nation of supercars and their owners is not exactly hospitable.
However, all of this is done in the name of safety. Given the alpine conditions in Switzerland, roads can be icy and dangerous, as evidenced by the many videos of car accidents on YouTube. My Swiss Alps tracks conditions on the roads as well as during the toughest winter months when some of these passes remain closed when the weather creates safer driving conditions.
Return to motorsport
With racing bans and harsh penalties for fast and hard driving, it’s obvious that Switzerland doesn’t like the supercars on its roads. In 2019 this began to change.
With Switzerland not participating in the Formula 1 calendar like France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Great Britain, to name just a few of the European nations represented in the championship, the nation has received decades of attention from the FIA and television networks. Formula E visited the streets of the city of Bern for the Swiss E-Prix in 2019. The race did not take place again in the 2020 season and there is nothing to suggest that the same exception will not be made again, but it seems unlikely.
According to Eurosport, the race was won by DS Techeetah’s Jean-Eric Vergne. A somewhat bizarre race that was stopped after a pile-up with eight cars. After a break of more than 60 years, the Swiss organizers had not hoped for this from the front runners in motorsport for safety reasons.
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