Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said Thursday (January 8) he has big plans for the electric car racing series and expects to convert sceptics such as Sebastian Vettel to his battery-operated cars.
The Spanish businessman said he hoped to get more manufacturers on board, with the ultimate aim of becoming a fully-fledged world championship, adding that, by next year, they will have at least four or five manufacturers in the championship and that it had taken "a miracle" to put the series together in two years.
"We are really really satisfied with the result of the first three races of Formula E. It was almost a miracle to put this together in such a short time. Two years ago we didn't have cars, we didn't have venues, we didn't have teams, we didn't have sponsors, broadcasters. And today we have a championship going full-on and big fights between the drivers," he said.
A pack of high-pitch humming electric vehicles will career through the streets of Buenos Aires on Saturday at speeds of up to 136 miles per hour in the fourth race of Formula E's debut season.
Agag hopes the series, which has the blessing of the FIA, motor sport's governing body, will help electric vehicles shrug off an image problem and fine-tune their technologies, coexisting with Formula 1, not competing with it for fans.