The news that Jarno Trulli has bought a Formula E entry has been mistaken for a good sign for the planned championship, but it does raise some interesting questions about the new electric series which kicks off in the autumn. Trulli has acquired the entry from Drayson Racing. The question that has not been asked, however, is why Drayson has given up on the project, after being the first team to sign up to the idea back in January 2013. Drayson has long been a pioneer of green technology racing and is extremely well-connected as a former British Minister for Science & Innovation. Logically, the only reason to give up one’s entry at this point is because one cannot afford to go ahead and if a man with such credentials cannot find the sponsorship to support such an effort one has to ask whether anyone else can. There are some who believe that with the wholly electric car is still a long way from being financially viable and the industry will continue to concentrate on hybrid machinery in the mid- to long- term. Thus F1 is actually better placed than Formula E when it comes to industry relevance.