I’ll be honest — I thought Formula E already was a world championship. I’m a motorsport geek and I never even noticed Formula E didn’t have world championship status. Which makes me wonder what’s in it for Formula E.
Formula E seems to be doing well enough as it is without world championship status. It certainly seems to have a higher profile than, for instance, the World Rallycross Championship. And it’s definitely bigger than the FIA GT World Championship was, when that was a thing.
I’m no expert, but it seems to me as if there’s more in this for the FIA than for Formula E. I’m just surprised it hasn’t happened before.