Alan McNish: The progress of Formula E from the first season is fascinatingMarch 9, 2019
Almost five years have passed since the impromptu track on the streets of Beijing accepted the first Formula E stage in history. This 50th race will take place in Hong Kong this week, and Alan McNish, the leader of one of the leading teams of the championship, told us what path the series took from the day of its foundation.
“From the point of view of the development of the series, these were, I would say, fascinating events – I don’t think that there are many people from those who were in Beijing, or those who doubted that we would even get to 50 races,” he said. “This is a very competitive and strong championship, which becomes recognizable, develops its character, attracts strong pilots, sponsors and manufacturers, and in the press center there is no place for an apple at every race.”
The championship leader, Jerome D’Ambrosio, is one of five riders to take part in each of the 49 races. The Belgian agrees with McNish that the series has gone far in development over the years, but its spirit still remains the same.
“Of course, the championship has changed a lot in five years. His core values, his spirit is still here, but with the advent of manufacturers, the series has grown a lot, ”said Jerome. – We have come a long way, and it’s amazing that I went through it with the championship. I hope I will stay here for the same amount. ”
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