McLaren driver eyes Formula E

Video: McLaren GT racing driver Alexander Sims talks to BritsOnPole website’s Over the White Line video magazine about his enthusiasm for electric cars – and ambition to bag a seat in Formula E.

“I’ve got quite a passion for electric cars and outside of racing I’m very aware of the impact we’re having on the environment,” says the young and engaging racing driver Alexander Sims. Sims has raced in Formula 3 and Le Mans, was a frequent podium finisher in GP3 and has tested in a McLaren F1 car.

“I think I’m one of the only racing drivers excited by Formula E and I would absolutely love to be involved. In year one it might be a bit strange and everyone will be very confused by it as it has lots of interesting ideas, but in the long term it has the potential to help people perceive electric cars as desirable.”

The segment about electric racing starts at 4min 44s.

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