Formula 1 could be moving towards an ‘electric future’, one that could see the combustion engines go for a toss.
Formula E has already gone down that road and Nico Rosberg feels F1 might be forced to go there as well, especially with world trends suggesting that we could be in for an all electric future.
Rosberg feels that if all cars in the world would become electric in the future, there would be no point in F1 cars not going that way too. The former world champion is a shareholder in the Formula E series.
“Maybe we will never even get to that point [that Formula E is bigger than F1] and we will just see a merger between Formula 1 and Formula E before that,” Rosberg said.
“When the moment comes that Formula 1 needs to go electric, which will happen, maybe you will just see a merger then.
“The step for Formula 1 to go electric will be a big and difficult one.
“If the whole world is selling and driving electric cars, it doesn’t make sense for Formula 1 to be combustion engines, so that moment will come. The advantage is that Formula 1 and Formula E have the same owner.” he added.
Earlier this year, Ross Brawn too had conceded that Formula 1 could look at an electric future.
“There is nothing to stop us having electric Formula 1 cars in the future.” Brawn said.
The speed of the cars would definitely come down if Formula 1 shifts towards an electric future. But do you think technological advancement can help achieve similar speeds?