Formula 1’s reluctance to electrification

“The world is changing so quickly and electric cars are growing massively. You see many brands launching fully-electric cars just like in Formula E.”

Felipe Massa

Some of the constructors that can be seen in Formula E are Audi, BMW, Nissan, Mercedes and Porsche.

“The manufacturers are going to have to keep in line with what they produce. If in 10 or 15 years they are only producing electric vehicles, I find it hard to see them spending money on something they do not sell.”

Jerome D’Ambrosio

Even if F1 wanted to suddenly switch to electric power — or merge with Formula E — it isn’t as simple as turning on a switch.

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Christian Baghai

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Consultant clinical statistical programmer