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Formula E: Vettel could drive here one day

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Formula E's chief executive hopes to see the likes of Sebastian Vettel drive an electric racing car one day despite the German's disparaging remarks about the fledgling series.

Formula E has completed three races of its inaugural season, with its fourth in Argentina this weekend, but the series was labelled as "cheese" by Vettel before the opener in China last year. The all-electric series is still finding its feet as it ventures into brave new territory but chief Alejandro Agag thinks Formula E can become illustrious enough to attract a four-time world champion like Vettel in future.

"We are big admirers of Vettel," Agag said. "He just doesn't like Formula E. Maybe one day we can convince him to come to Formula E. People don't think of [the cars] as quick, as cool. We respect what Vettel thinks, but I also respect what [Formula E team owner and fellow four-time F1 champion] Alain Prost thinks."

The ultimate aim of Formula E is to become a fully-fledged world championship and Agag thinks the rapid progress being made by the series shows it's on the right path.

"We think that next year we will have at least four or five manufacturers in the championship. Two years ago we didn't have cars, we didn't have venues, we didn't have teams. We didn't have sponsors or broadcasters. Today we have a championship going full-on with big fights between the drivers."

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