Ferrari Considers Participation in Formula E

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ferrari is considering a Formula E entry.

The Italian automaker’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, admitted that Ferrari competing in Formula E was a possibility if the series stops allowing car changes and offers greater technical freedom. “If Formula E requires people to change cars during a race because we exhaust the power available within a given car, that is not something that Ferrari would naturally gravitate to,” he said during a teleconference after Ferrari revealed its Q3 earnings on the New York Stock Exchange. “Secondly, the standardization associated with the electric car is something which runs against the grain of Ferrari because otherwise it will prevent [Ferrari] from playing whatever it is that it does technically on a vehicle.”

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The Formula E series currently uses a single-make Spark chassis and series CEO Alejandro Agag told Autosport he doesn’t see the series ever becoming multi-make on the chassis side. As a result, Marchionne admitted that if Ferrari was to compete in Formula E, it wouldn’t be for a few years, once the series has matured enough “that Ferrari would develop a unique set of skills that will make that car uniquely Ferrari.”

[Source: Autosport]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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