Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne says the manufacturer could enter Formula E in the future, but not until the series eliminates the midrace car swap. The all electric series is becoming more and more popular among manufacturers. Renault, Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes are all names that have signed up to the series, but Marchionne doesn’t think FE is at the level where Ferrari want to invest yet. The main problem he outlined in a teleconference with investors is the mid-race car swap. At the moment, the battery life means drivers have to swap car midway through the race, but the series intends to develop a battery with a long enough life to eliminate the swap by the 2018/19 season (season five). "The Formula E arrangement now, as much as I think it’s tough to make technology relevant on the track, is still substantially short to what I would expect to have,” he said. “I mean, the fact that you have to change cars during the race is unhelpful simply because of the duration of the battery charges. And I think we need to find a better way of expressing the interest in electrification and Formula E. So it’s unlikely we’re going to see Ferrari in Formula E before 2018, but after that? Marchionne isn’t ruling it out. “We continue to look at it. And I think I’ve not given up on the idea of potentially one day entering – if the parameters are such that Ferrari can effectively make a difference. If it cannot make a difference then it should not take part.” For more Formula E news and discussions head over to the RaceDepartment Formula E sub forum and join in with your fellow community members. Would you like to see Ferrari in Formula E? What would you think of an all electric Ferrari road car? Let us know in the comments below!