Formula E Can't Rival Formula 1, Eyeing New Audience: Karun Chandhok

Questions have been raised on Formula E rivalling the well-established Formula 1 ever since the ground-breaking initiative was launched in 2012.

updated: September 08, 2014 18:04 IST
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New Delhi: Karun Chandhok, the lone Indian driver in the inaugural Formula E season which begins on the streets of Beijing this Saturday, feels the biggest challenge for the world's first fully-electric racing series is to attract a new audience as it is unlikely to woo the traditional fan-base of motor racing.

Chandhok says Formula E will serve its purpose if it is able to promote the use of battery-powered cars globally.

"Formula E doesn't aim to compete with any other racing series, it wants to create a new audience and make them aware of the benefits of green racing. Taking racing to streets around the world is a very good way of promotion," Chandhok told PTI from Brackley, England on Monday.

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