Organisers of the new Formula E series expect to make some quick money and then see the concept collapse. That is the view of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who despite the involvement of sev...

Organisers of the new Formula E series expect to make some quick money and then see the concept collapse.

That is the view of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, who despite the involvement of several well-known figures, teams and drivers, thinks 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 them (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.

 

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