Ross Brawn has hinted he would consider changing F1 engines to electrical power in 10 years time. The F1 sports director clarifies he will only take that step if he feels it is best for the sport.
Brawn told F1 fan voice that the change isn't going to happen anytime soon. "We must respect the Formula E and what they have already achieved. If we compare the class to Formula 1, they do not have the number of fans we have.
"Also, the cars are not particularly fast, and they also have no character. I think you can best see the Formula E as a junior formula class."
However, in the long run, the former Ferrari man recognises that the position and reputation of the electric engine may well change in the future.
"Formula 1 will develop towards the right balance of the sport. In addition, we must also consider the fans. If there is the desire to look at a new type of engine within five or ten years, then we will do it. We do not know where we are in ten years. We will not be blocked from driving with electric cars in the future, but at the moment they are not yet delivering the spectacle," said Brawn.
What we can also gather from this is that Brawn plans to hold onto his position for many many years.