Maserati may consider Formula E

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has once again expressed an interest and belief in Formula E, saying the all-electric series is “a good idea” for brands such as Maserati.

Marchionne has voiced his intrigue in Formula E on a number of occasions, saying recently that he felt Ferrari – another of the Fiat-Chrysler companies – had to monitor the series and consider an entry in the future.

However, Marchionne feels that it could be a series which may work for one of the other brands under the FCA umbrella, naming Maserati over the Formula 1 weekend in China.

“Formula E is a good idea for many,” Marchionne told Italian publication La Repubblica.
“I see it being good for other brands also, Maserati too.”

Maserati last fielded a works entry in F1 back in 1957 when Juan Manuel Fangio won the drivers’ championship, with its final appearance as an engine supplier in a grand prix coming in 1969.

Formula E’s current grid stands at 10 teams, featuring works involvement from manufacturers Renault, Jaguar, Audi, BMW and DS, while Mercedes has an option on a future entry, with the global push for greater electric automotive technology making the championship a key area of interest for car companies.


*courtesy crash.net

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