Fittipaldi: Formula E will "co-exist" with F1

Racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi thinks that Formula E is on the right track to co-existing strongly with Formula 1 in the future.

While Virgin founder Richard Branson believes the all-electric series is on course to displace F1 as the worldwide pinnacle of motorsport, 1972 and 1974 world champion Fittipaldi, speaking to Motorsport.com at the London ePrix, believes that the two championships will exist side-by-side.

“It is good for the future, for the next generation and to bring the cars downtown means it will reach a new public," said Fittipaldi.

"I really like the concept, it is strong in most areas."

The two-time Indy 500 winner Fittipaldi also stated that the pace of development in technology will be attractive to the current and future generations.

“I think it will co-exist with F1,” continued Fittipaldi. “F1 will always be F1 but now there is a new alternative for the teenagers and young people to like.

"The technology is breaking through and the batteries will soon be lighter and last longer. As you know motor racing brings this technology through very fast.”

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Series Formula E
Event London ePrix
Track Streets of London
Drivers Emerson Fittipaldi
Article type Breaking news