Ecclestone predicts that Formula E will make a few quid then collapse 20 February, 2014 Organisers of the new Formula E series can expect to make some quick money and then see the concept collapse, according to Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Ecclestone, who despite the involvement of several well-known figures, teams and drivers, thinks that the FIA category involving near-silent electric-powered single seaters racing in cities including Los Angeles, Berlin and London is ultimately doomed to fail. “For [the organisers] it’s a commercial thing,” Ecclestone told Zone One Radio. “One or two of them are going to make a few quid and that will be the end of it,” the 83-year-old Briton told interviewer Matthew Layton at the recent Zoom photographic charity auction. “I can’t see it ever working. I know how much it costs to put a street race together,” Ecclestone said. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsIs Formula E a serious threat to Formula 1?Ecclestone suggests a super GP2 might be the way forwardBerger denies he will replace Dennis at McLarenAlonso-Ferrari split brews as Honda wait in the wingsHugo Boss ditch McLaren for MercedesCaterham fight for survival as bailiffs seize itemsHonda release F1 engine photo and slam delay reportsMercedes announce Hugo Boss partnershipWolff: In life nothing is ever 100 per cent for sureBlow to De Silvestro’s F1 ambitions as funds dry up Dr. Azlan Formula E will replace F1. All they need to do is to bring in all the auto players such as Toyota, Honda, BMW, Fiat etc. Paul A typical BE response. He thinks nobody else can run a formula event. I am sure that many probably said the same about him when he set up the commercial rights for F1.