La F1 has more than 70 years of history and has been the reference in motorsport since its birth, while the Formula E has burst in 2014 to compete with electric cars in search of being a development laboratory for a sustainable future for the care of the environment.
The category created by Alexander Agag has had a very fast growth, attracting the world's big automakers, entre ellos Mercedes, which has one team in Formula E and another in Formula 1, where it has dominated in recent seasons.
Toto wolff, who runs the day-to-day running of the German brand's F1 team and also oversees its participation in Formula E, was present last weekend at Roma, where the electric category played two races, one of them won by the team of the three-pointed star from the hand of Stoffel vandoorne.
Asked if he sees a clever merger between the two series, Wolff believes that the most feasible would be that they share scenarios in the future. “I'm not sure if to merge, there are legal contracts. But I think Formula E looks spectacular on street circuits and I can really imagine these cars racing alongside Formula 1 in Monaco, in Singapore and on other urban tracks. "He said.
The Austrian also referred to the contribution that both Formula 1 and Formula E have to the automotive industry. “There is a technology transfer from both. In Formula 1 it is about hybrid technology, sustainable fuels, and here they are electric vehicles and we put a lot of effort into doing a good job here and there are parts that are also interesting for street cars ”, He explained.
Mercedes entered Formula E with its own team last season, which finished it with a solid 1-2 in the final race in Berlin. In the current contest, the German brand already adds two wins in four races and promises to be a championship contender.
"I think we have a solid package and we know we can win races so you're always going to try that." Wolff said. However, he warned that, “The grid mixes a lot with the classification format, which makes it special. So you need to score points, that's the most important thing ”.
After the two races at Ad Diriyah and the two races at Rome, Mercedes is second in the team championship behind Jaguar Racing.