Reigning Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel says he is not a fan of the Formula E series, which is set to begin next year.
Formula E will feature electrically powered cars and race at 10 locations across the world in 2014-15.
But Vettel is unimpressed by the formula.
“I don’t like it at all,” he said when asked about the category after claiming pole position for the Indian Grand Prix.
“I think it’s not the future, I think the people come here to feel Formula One and there’s not much to feel when a car goes by and you don’t even hear anything else but the wind.”
Vettel cited his first Formula 1 experience from 1992 as to why he needs convincing about Formula E.
“Maybe I’m very old fashioned, but I think Formula One needs to scream, needs to be loud, there needs to be the vibration.”
“That’s what I remember from the first time I went to see Formula One in 1992 for free practice at Hockenheim, even though it was wet and the cars didn’t go out, but once they did their installation laps it was a great feeling just to be there and hear them coming through the forest and feel it through the ground.”
“That’s why I’m not a big fan at all.”