Monday, July 15, 2013

Organizer predicts top F1 teams will compete in Formula E

Electric racing series organizer Alejandro Agag may already be in talks with McLaren
Formula E - Formula E is slated to begin competition in 10 cities worldwide in 2014.
Alejandro Agag, the organizer of the new Formula E electric open-wheel series, thinks top F1 teams like Ferrari and Red Bull will eventually fight for the title in the new series.
And the Austrian news agency APA reports, "there are already talks" between Agag and McLaren.
"I'm sure teams like Ferrari and Red Bull will be in Formula E one day," Agag told the German newspaper Die Welt.
It is already known that Williams is supplying the series' lithium batteries, McLaren is developing the electric motors and transmission, former F1 supplier Michelin the tires, and GP2 partner Dallara the chassis.
And Agag said former F1 and GP2 drivers will be at the wheel, although "I can't say any names yet".
He insisted, however, that the plan is not to replace Formula One.
"I'm a big Formula One fan, so I hope it never disappears," Agag said. "Eventually, we would like to be as big as F1, but our focus is different."
The Formula E series is set to begin racing in 2014 at 10 cities worldwide, including Los Angeles and Miami in the United States.