In a recent interview with SkySports’ Ted Kravitz, Bernie Ecclestone when quizzed about hybrid systems and their environmental benefits, said: “We’ve overcome that problem. To give that message to the world, we’ve got this Formula E that doesn’t use fuel. So that will save the world for sure, so we (F1) can get back to show business”
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It would appear that the series’ success in its maiden year has exceeded his expectations so it is not surprising that he is dismissive of the new all-electric racing series. On the other hand, he was probably just been his usually controversial self and avoiding pledging cost and emission cuts in F1.