Sergio Marchionne has re-affirmed his interest in entering Formula E with one of the Fiat-Chrysler Group’s (FCA) brands in the future, naming Maserati and Alfa Romeo as possible options.

Formula E has enjoyed rapid growth recently, with Mercedes and Porsche both confirming last week they would be joining the all-electric series from season six in 2019.

Marchionne has previously flirted with the idea of entering Formula E, and confirmed over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that the championship remained of interest, albeit with one of Ferrari’s sister FCA brands.

“In the wider sense of what we do with cars between Maserati, Alfa [Romeo] and Ferrari, we are looking at this with interest,” Marchionne told Sky Sports.

“Maybe with one of the others. Not Fiat, but Alfa or Maserati.”

Marchionne named Maserati as a possible option for FCA in Formula E back in April, with the brand announcing last week that all of its cars from 2019 will be electrified in some way.

Ferrari Formula 1 technical chief Mattia Binotto was also asked about the possibility of entering Formula E, and while he confirmed discussions had taken place, he said decisions would be taken by his superiors.

“[Formula E is] something that sometimes we have discussed internally, but no decisions have been taken,” Binotto said.

“Honestly, it’s a decision that is not down to my responsibility. I have no clue and no answer for you.”

While Formula E is still subject to significant manufacturer interest, the grid for season six is currently at its existing limit of 12 teams following Porsche's confirmation last week.

 

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