All-electric racing series, Formula E is attracting a yet another global brand, Porsche. Emerging reports suggests that the German automaker is mulling over a possible Formula E entry in 2018.
The CEO of Porsche, Oliver Blume, Board Member Michael Steiner and LMP1 racing chief Andreas Seidl met Formula E boss Alejandro Agag at the Monaco ePrix last month.
The meeting of key Porsche people and Formula E boss hints that the automaker is getting closer to its Formula E entry. Apart from that, the Porsche staff also met Agag at last weekend’s Berlin e-Prix.
Seidl said, "We received an invitation [to Monaco] from Alejandro Agag to have a look and experience Formula E for the first time. We just had an invitation to an interesting series, though maybe there are not enough technical freedoms yet.”
Currently, Formula E uses two-cars per race, which means a driver has to swap cars mid-race. Porsche doesn’t like this system. But the series will switch to a single car setup from next year.
The all-electric racing series Formula E is attracting quite a few manufacturers. Audi has also joined the championship, and Mercedes is also mulling to join the series. The future of electric racing looks bright.