Nevertheless, Formula E can learn a lot from Formula 1. “Formula 1 has momentum because the sport is good,” explains Reigle. “That’s why we’re also working on a strong and credible sport.” Changing the qualifying format, which disadvantaged the best drivers until 2021, was a first step.
In principle, the successor to the founder of the series, Alejandro Agag, does not want to see any competition in the premier class. “We’re not in competition with Formula 1,” he says. “Just as football fans follow different leagues, racing fans are never just interested in one sport. If we offer good racing, they also turn on Formula E. So we have to create good sport and heroes.”