Ecclestone predicts that Formula E will make a few quid then collapse

20 February, 2014

Formula electric

Organisers of the new Formula E series can expect to make some quick money and then see the concept collapse, according to Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Ecclestone, who despite the involvement of several well-known figures, teams and drivers, thinks that the FIA category involving near-silent electric-powered single seaters racing in cities including Los Angeles, Berlin and London is ultimately doomed to fail.

“For [the organisers] it’s a commercial thing,” Ecclestone told Zone One Radio. “One or two of them are going to make a few quid and that will be the end of it,” the 83-year-old Briton told interviewer Matthew Layton at the recent Zoom photographic charity auction.

“I can’t see it ever working. I know how much it costs to put a street race together,” Ecclestone said. (GMM)

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  • Dr. Azlan

    Formula E will replace F1. All they need to do is to bring in all the auto players such as Toyota, Honda, BMW, Fiat etc.

  • Paul

    A typical BE response. He thinks nobody else can run a formula event. I am sure that many probably said the same about him when he set up the commercial rights for F1.

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