Spanish businessman and former politician Alejandro Agag, the person currently in charge of the Formula E Championship, has urged Ferrari to enter the all-electric series. Renault have been part of the competition since its debut back in 2014 and Alejandro Agag is confident in the possibility that the most important team in Formula One history will decide to join the competition as soon as possible:
“Ferrari in Formula E is quite possible. We already have Renault, Audi, Jaguar, BMW are ready to enter, other car manufacturers like Mercedes think seriously about us. Three years ago, nobody could have imagined that. In Italy there are Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo. I read that president Sergio Marchionne is always speaking of Alfa Romeo’s return. We would welcome them with open arms. We are in the third year. It is a great signal that Jaguar is coming. We are looking at new races in Hong Kong, New York, Montreal and Marrakech. We want to grow and thrive – I have a lot to do here.” – Formula E boss said, as reported by the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Leading Formula E in its mission of becoming a successful business as well as promoting clean energy is Agag’s biggest challenge yet. As Formula 1 is getting ready for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the Spanish businessman admitted that Baku could be of interest for a future ePrix: “Formula E would love to race in Baku – it is held on a street circuit in the heart of the city, which is a perfect fit for our series. It’s a beautiful city in an emerging market for motorsport and the first race in Azerbaijan last year looked like a great spectacle. I followed the race closely on TV and everyone who was there said it was perfectly organised.”
The 2017–18 FIA Formula E season will be the fourth season of the FIA Formula E championship and the competition is due to get underway this December in Hong Kong, at the Hong Kong Central Harbourfront Circuit.