Fer­rari lays out the keys that could lure it to For­mula E in the fu­ture

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Fer­rari could com­pete in For­mula E in the fu­ture as the mar­que’s cheif ex­ec­u­tive Ser­gio Mar­chionne re­vealed he has “ag­o­nised” over a pos­si­ble en­try.

Mar­chionne re­vealed a move into the elec­tric sin­gle-seater series for For­mula 1’s most fa­mous brand was “pos­si­ble” if the series drops car swaps and of­fers greater tech­ni­cal free­dom.

The Ital­ian was speak­ing in a tele­con­fer­ence af­ter Fer­rari re­vealed its Q3 earn­ings on the New York Stock Ex­change.

“The an­swer is yes,” he said when asked if en­ter­ing the series was some­thing that had been dis­cussed within Fer­rari. “I have ag­o­nised over this with my col­leagues here in Fer­rari for quite a while.”

Mar­chionne stressed that “if it were to hap­pen it would hap­pen a few years from now”.

Should Fer­rari en­ter FE, it would be­come a win­dow for the Ital­ian man­u­fac­turer to show­case a new range of hy­brid/elec­tric road-car ma­chin­ery that Mar­chionne said would be­come “manda­tory” in the fu­ture.

F1 cham­pion Mercedes re­cently signed an op­tion to en­ter the series in 2018/19, while other F1 en­ti­ties to have eval­u­ated FE in­clude Honda and Sauber.

Prior to tak­ing over the Lo­tus team in F1, Re­nault en­tered FE with the e.dams set-up and af­ter win­ning the 2015/16 driv­ers’ and teams’ ti­tles is top so far this year.

Mar­chionne has looked at FE

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