Formula E boss Alejandro Agag has expressed his desire for F1’s most famous team, Ferrari, to join his series. This comes after FIA president Jean Todt had made the suggestion earlier in the week for Ferrari and other F1 teams to join Renault in the all-electric series saying: "I am confident that one day Ferrari will follow suit, and we would like to see that."
Agag has responded to this suggestion saying that: "Ferrari in Formula E is quite possible." He went on to discuss the lack of an Italian presence on the Formula E grid saying: "I see 20 drivers but no Italian flags, I already know that every young Italian dreams only of Ferrari, but I'm sure that sooner or later we will have a driver from Italy. Or an Italian brand."
"Three years ago, nobody could have imagined that. In Italy there are Fiat, Maserati, Alfa Romeo. I read that Marchionne is always speaking of Alfa Romeo's return. We would welcome them with open arms."
Agag was seriously rumoured to be heading to a role in Formula 1 last year when Liberty Media took over the sport but he insisted: "I feel very comfortable in Formula E. We are in the third year. It's a great signal that Jaguar is coming. We are looking at new races in Hong Kong, New York, Montreal and Marrakech. We want to grow and thrive -- I have a lot to do here."
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