FIA Karting Commission President Felipe Massa wants to bring karting to the 2024 Olympic Games - do you think motorsport has a place at these historic events? Speaking to Brazilian TV show Conversa com Bial, Massa laid out his desire to see future Olympic Games hosting karting events, starting with the 2024 games in Paris: “The idea is to take electric karts to the 2024 Olympics, in Paris. Electric karts are right at the beginning,” the former Sauber, Ferrari and Williams driver said. However in order to provide both the safest and most impressive spectacle possible, Massa admits further work needs to be undertaken before a possible Olympic debut can take place, something the 37-year-old Brazilian is confident can be achieved in the available timeframe: “There are many things to develop in order to decrease the weight of the battery, because the battery is heavy. “When it comes to kids, if you crash, if you roll, the weight of the kart makes difference. But it will take very short time, because the development rate on it is very fast.”With Massa seeing Olympic recognition as one of the key targets in his new role, work is already underway to bring motorsport, and karting in particular, into the wider thinking of the Olympic committee, something already underway with a planned exhibition event later this year taking place as part of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina Many arguments exist as to the future direction of Olympic Games in years to come, from those who think it should be a contest of human skill and strength without the aid of machines, to those who believe with the acceptance of modern day yachting and cycling technology already has a strong foothold in the games, but does a place for motorsport exist, or even should it do going forward? Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Twitch Do you think motorsport and karting have a place at the Olympics? Would a space for electric karts be a good or bad thing for the sport, in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!