FIA president Jean Todt has stated that his belief that F1 will never go fully electric, and will always stay true to its petrol-based origins. The introduction of KERS in 2009 and then the new engine rules brought in in 2014 have seen a push towards more electrical based cars but Todt is adamant that petrol will always be the main method fuel source.
Todt claimed that "it’s impossible," for the series to join the fully electric series Formula E, which is now in its third season and proving to be highly successful, adding that "F1 is a totally different discipline".
Despite the distancing between the two formulas, he went on to say that he is happy with the amount of publicity that Formula E is attracting saying that: "We have a dozen manufacturers who want to get involved, and have been approached by some of the biggest cities in the world, Today there are brands like Renault that are in F1 and Formula E."
And Todt also speculated about the addition of more F1 teams participating in both disciplines saying in Le Journal de Montreal: "I am confident that one day Ferrari will follow suit, and we would like to see that."