Extreme E would love to welcome Ferrari to the series

Date published: June 13 2021 - Finley Crebolder

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Extreme E founder Alejandro Agag says that the series would love to have Ferrari compete in it in the future.

The series already had a lot of connections to Formula 1 when it was formed, with Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg all entering teams.

That became the case even more so recently when it was announced that McLaren will be competing in the series from 2022 onwards.

With the British outfit on board, there is now room for just two more teams to join the grid, with 12 being the maximum number allowed.

While both independent ones and manufacturers are welcome, Agag admits that he’d love to welcome Ferrari, and with the Italian company building an electric supercar for the first time, thinks it’s possible.

“Well, of course, I would love to have Ferrari,” Agag said.

“You have seen the news lately that Ferrari is going to do an electric Ferrari.”

The news of McLaren joining was a big deal for the sport – with them becoming the first F1 outfit to do so – especially given that many expected them to compete in Formula E instead.

In fact, Agag thinks it was the biggest moment in the series thus far.

“The news is the biggest in the short history of Extreme E,” he added.

“I want to welcome McLaren, I want to welcome Zak [Brown] – well he is already in the championship – but yeah, we will have some more surprises, maybe for season two.

“We will wait because this news is big enough to give us the momentum. Extreme E, this championship is growing all the time, to be so young and have, already, McLaren in the championship is amazing so hopefully, we will have some surprises soon.”

As Agag mentioned, McLaren CEO Brown already has connections with a team in the sport, with his affiliated team United Autosports partnering with Andretti Autosport to field Andretti United.

Nevertheless, he says that there won’t be any conflict of interests.

“I am a silent partner, effectively, in United Autosports from a day-to-day running of the team,” he said.

“For me personally, it is my relaxation, it is my golf at a race weekend if I am not doing my day job so I am 100 per cent McLaren when it comes to racing activities.

“So as relates specifically to Andretti United Extreme, I will be letting them do what they do which is running the team and I will have 100 per cent of my focus on McLaren’s effort.”

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