The ABB FIA Formula E Championship is still growing and needs further time to fully mature, according to FIA President Jean Todt.
Todt also believes that the early supporters and pioneers of the championship will be rewarded for their vision in ensuring the series continues to thrive.
“Formula E is our baby because it is the youngest. It’s a well-educated baby but still not yet the champion we want to have,” Todt told e-racing365.
“It is a demonstration that with enough energy and passion that you can make it [strong].
“So it’s good because it is rewarding all the efforts the commercial rights holders, the teams and competitors who believed in it. But, I think that it’s fragile.”
Todt alluded to the growing popularity of Formula E and the fact it embraces future technologies that are projected to be a significant part of future transportation and urban mobility.
“When we go from hybrid engine with one exhaust noise in F1 we create an earthquake in the motoring world,” he said.
“Here we are talking about cars without noise, with a completely different approach.
“On the one side it is very innovative and fresh approach but completely different. So we are happy because I think that people like it.”
Todt lauded the work done by the FIA and a network of suppliers which has achieved the objective of creating a new car which can complete a race distance and use almost double the useable energy of the existing package.
“Now we have a next very important step next season,” Todt explained.
“For me racing is not only a shout is also a laboratory and both have been working well, because through this laboratory we have been able to move from two cars to one car.
“So, all that has been very difficult, very engaging, but definitely very pleasing.”