The Chief Championship Officer at Formula E, Alberto Longo declared in an interview several topics of interest about the competition and indicated that it has been fundamental to accelerate electric mobility in the world in the last 7 years.
“I don’t like to make comparisons (with Formula 1). What is clear is that today the interests of the large manufacturers are already in electromobility and that will mark the future of competitions. That is part of the work of Formula E, which came to be disruptive and to raise awareness about electric mobility, “Longo told the Motor Pasión portal.
When asked what Formula E needs to continue advancing, the director replied that it is a matter of time, pointing out that other sporting events such as Wimbledon are 70 years old while the electric car series is barely seven. He also asserted that they are the championship that grows with the highest rate.
Longo also reported that with the advancement of Formula E, there are many more interested parties to be part of the competition grid and, according to what the series mentioned, they are in talks with four manufacturers to participate in their races.
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He also highlighted the work of the German brand, Porsche in electric single-seaters: “Porsche is speed and the day that the CEO of Porsche announced his commitment to electric technology and that entering Formula E was a very big change for us to global level. He helped the championship grow a lot ”.
Gen3 and vehicle news
The head of the championship explained what would be the novelties of the cars with the rules of Generation 3 from season number 9.
“I can tell you that the car will be much more agile, the goal will be for the battery to last longer to make longer races or for the cars to run longer. We continue to have in mind the races in the city centers (…) I can anticipate that aesthetically it will be a bomb and you are going to love it ”, he said, adding that season 8 will have a start with Gen3 rules.
Does not rule out hydrogen
In reference to the use of hydrogen, Longo does not rule it out in the future for Formula E and the director explained that in 2022 they will start studies to analyze industry trends in order to debate with manufacturers about other alternatives. “If they tell us that hydrogen, we will have to study it and we will have to develop together with the International Automobile Federation (FIA) the generation 4 car that will arrive in season 13 that could be hydrogen if it is considered,” he added.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago