Bernie Ecclestone has suggested that Formula 1 should make the bold switch to electric cars in order to futureproof the series.
The former chief executive of the Formula One Group believes the series needs to make several fundamental changes in order to stay successful, including a move to electric power.
“We still own the name Formula One, we still have contracts with promoters, let’s make different types of cars, let’s speak to the manufacturers and start a new all-electric F1, a Formula One for the future,” he told The Guardian.
The 87-year-old currently holds the honorary position of chairman emeritus since Liberty Media took control of the series last year.
He no longer plays a part in how the series is run but remains interested in the future of the sport, especially in how it deals with the growing electric vehicle market.
New regulations, expected to be a development of the current V6 hybrid engines, will come into place in 2021.