Louis Delétraz takes us on a trip around his birthtown of Geneva, in Switzerland. We take a look at the places to visit, sites to see, and of course, the motor racing scene.
WHERE IS YOUR HOMETOWN?
“I was born in Geneva in Switzerland. I grew up and went to school there. I love the city, which is easy to say when you are born there, but I really do love the country. The mountains and the whole attitude, it is very peaceful. We live in a big city, but at the same time in the countryside, so it was the perfect place to grow up.
“It is a very calm city, but you can still find everything that you need if you want to go out or have fun. I would recommend spending some time there at some point in your life.”
WHERE SHOULD TOURISTS VIST?
“It is beautiful. There is the Jet d'Eau, the Geneva water fountain, which is famous. There is also the L'horloge Fluerie, the flower clock, and the hot lake where you can swim, go on boats or play water sports.
“You have got the mountains as well, which are not even half an hour away. You can go skiing or hiking. Overall, it is a very happy city.”
WHERE SHOULD PEOPLE EAT AND DRINK?
“There are many good restaurants in Geneva. There are a lot of good Italians, plenty of Swiss foods, such as fondue, cheese and chocolate - proper mountain food.”
MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHERE CAN WE GO KARTING?
“Motorsport is not that big in Switzerland and we do not actually have any karting tracks in Geneva. The closest one is in France, although there are some further into Switzerland, mostly indoor.”