The surprise for Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag "was not that the series has been a success — he was sure of that from the start — but that its rise has been so swift," according to Mathew Scott of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST.
Season four of Formula E will kick off this weekend with the second staging of the Hong Kong ePrix. The series "has extended its reach around globe, while the major players in the world of motorsport have come to the party," or will do so "very soon."
Agag: "We are far beyond our expectations." What has "helped the series on its way to success has been a world that is increasingly turning to new and environmentally aware technology."
Agag said, "Formula E is becoming the championship of the future. The next big thing is already happening."
Attention "now turns to the Central Harborfront" and a doubleheader that will "answer plenty of the questions lingering after last season" — such as which team can "wrest the title" from three-time champion Renault e.dams and which drivers "might emerge from the pack to break the stranglehold"
Lucas di Grassi (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler) and Sebastien Buemi (Renault e.dams) have had over the series "for the past two go-arounds." There are "a few newcomers arriving for their first crack at electric racing in Hong Kong."
The U.S.-based MS&AD Andretti Formula E team announced Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi was "joining the fray" on Nov. 15. SCMP