Excerpts from a radio interview with Alejandro Agag – CEO of Formula E.
Three additional manufacturers to be added to the series in 2015. Although 25 requests to participate has been received, Formula E would like three different types of teams on the grid:
1) Teams with Pure Electric racing DNA e.g. Drayson Team
2) Traditional Motor racing teams e.g from F1, NASCAR, IndyCar
3) Global Brands who might have never raced before but are attracted to the concept
The response for sponsors has been encouraging and 3 sponsors will be announced soon. Most are attracted by Formula E’s core values of Sustainable, Innovative and Green Technology.
“Quieter” cars create a lot of opportunities to allow drivers’ radio communications to be broadcast to fans, and to allow music to play a big part of the spectacle.
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