Vettel: Formula E is ‘not the future’


Sebastian Vettel has dismissed the potential of Formula E becoming the future of motorsport despite the increasing presence of big-name manufacturers.

Formula E, which has just began its fourth campaign, will welcome BMW to the sport next year, with Mercedes and Porsche joining the year after, but Vettel cannot see the all-electric series becoming a threat to Formula 1.

"To me, this is not the future," Vettel told the Swiss newspaper Blick.

"E-mobility is currently very popular in the world, but anyone who is honest and identifies with motor racing does not think much of Formula E.

"The cars are not very fast and many drivers who drive there tell me that the driving is not very exciting."