Ex-F1 driver ruthlessly blasts Formula E, claims racing electric cars is like ‘having s*x with a blow-up doll’

Formula E has been around since 2014 when it made its debut in the Olympic Park of Beijing.


Ex-F1 driver ruthlessly blasts Formula E, claims racing electric cars is like ‘having s*x with a blow-up doll’

Robert Kubica and 2024 Formula E car (Via IMAGO)

When it comes to racing, Formula 1 is considered its premium class. Over the years, several new categories have come and one which has seen immense interest in it is the Formula E racing category. While the silent beasts have made quite a name for themselves, former F1 driver, Robert Kubica is not a fan of them.

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In his racing career, Robert Kubica has competed in various types of racing categories. From Formula 1 to Le Mans to the World Rally Championship, he has done it all but when it comes to Formula E, ex-AlphaTauri driver Nyk de Vries will race in 2024, he just does not like the sport. He believes the car-to-driver connection is just not there in the sport.

While sharing his opinion on how he feels about the electric version of racing, he made it clear to Motorsport Magazine.com, that Kubica has made it quite clear that while he is not against the Formula E competition, it is something that he just can’t see himself racing in. He prefers to do things the old way and would thus, prefer noisy cars on a race weekend.

I'm not against electric cars on a race track. But I have rejected several offers and a lot of money. For me, a car has to make noise. I have a saying that you're not supposed to say out loud. But driving there is like having sex with a blow-up doll." 

Formula E has been trying to attract big names to it in recent times

While Robert Kubica has made it known that he is not a fan of Formula E, the sport has so far seen quite a few Formula 1 drivers competing in it. Former AlphaTauri driver, Nyck De Vries has in the past won the world championship whereas the former Alfa Romeo driver, Antonio Giovinazzi has also competed in it.

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Sebastian Vettel (Credits: GiveMeSport)
Sebastian Vettel (Credits: GiveMeSport)

While the above two are not huge names to go to Formula E from the pinnacle of motor racing, the decision makers at the latter have recently had the former 4-time F1 world champion, Sebastian Vettel on their radar. However, the German has made it known that he is not interested in the sport for the time being.

Formula E has witnessed a decent growth in its popularity in recent times but it is still nowhere near the top racing categories. Formula 1 has stayed on top for many decades and for the electric version to catch them, just does not seem possible at the current point in time.

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