Formula E boss targets F1 legend Fernando Alonso to spearhead all-electric series

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FERNANDO ALONSO is a target for Formula E boss Alejandro Agag to light up the all-electric racing series.

The Spaniard will quit Formula One at the end of this season and is likely to make the switch to racing in IndyCar.

Fernando Alonso is being chased to join the Formula E ranks next year
Fernando Alonso is being chased to join the Formula E ranks next year
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However, FE CEO Agag says he is speaking to the two-time F1 champion about joining the series in 2020.

He said: “I’ve been speaking with Fernando. Actually, I was with him in Monza.

“I think he’s going to America this season, but definitely for the season after we are going after him.

“I speak with Fernando a lot, he likes Formula E a lot. He’s very car-focused, Fernando.

Formula E is already set to welcome F1 legend Felipe Massa next year
Formula E is already set to welcome F1 legend Felipe Massa next year
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Formula E boss Alejandro Agag is actively pursuing Fernando Alonso
Formula E boss Alejandro Agag is actively pursuing Fernando Alonso
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“He’s very curious about the new car that we are starting in season five. He wants to know more about that car and he think it looks very cool. Fernando is all about the car.”

Alonso’s former Ferrari teammate, Felipe Massa, has joined Formula E for its fifth season, which starts later this year.

And Agag is optimistic that with the Brazilian’s arrival it will continue to help the series to grow.

He added: “Massa is a great driver, he’s a great friend, he’s a really cool personality, and he has a big following all around the world.