The survivor championship no one saw coming
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The survivor championship no one saw coming

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Back at the start of the 2010s, an all-electric racing series was unlikely at best and a non-starter at worst. But, as we explain in our latest feature looking back at motorsport in last decade, Formula E came to be and continues to survive and thrive

A trip down Formula E's memory lane must, obviously, start with the 2009 GP2 season.

Back then, Alejandro Agag was running the Addax squad that had taken over Campos Racing's entry in the Formula 1 feeder series. Romain Grosjean would leave the team mid-year to join Renault for an unsuccessful first stint in grand prix racing, and Vitaly Petrov would finish as runner-up to Nico Hulkenberg. So far, nothing out of the ordinary.

Indeed, when Autosport asks Agag if establishing an all-electric category had crossed his mind at that stage, he replies: "Absolutely not. Definitely not - it was not in my mind at all - zero."

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