Mercedes would also say goodbye to Formula E

The star brand would follow the path of Audi and BMW.

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La Formula E would take another hit in the next few days. After timely confirmation of the departures from Audi y BMW of the championship of electric monoposts, Mercedes I would continue on the same path.

The star's company had already anticipated that her plans might change in a letter she sent to the International Automobile Federation in which he had requested to delay the development of his Gen3, the new electric vehicle that will be used from the next contest because it wanted "Clarifications" about "Important details about the structure of the series."

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Finally, the Daimler board of directors I would have decided to lower my thumb to Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, something that will be officially announced in the next few days.

"A decision has been made", affirmed him Toto wolffResponsible for Mercedes motorsport, the Motorsport. “If Mercedes were to go, which we haven't said, then, of course, it is necessary to work on alternative strategies. We are in sport not only because we like to compete. Motorsports is, mainly, a marketing and communications platform ”, added the Austrian, in clear allusion to the possibility of joining another discipline that is more aligned with its objectives as an automotive manufacturer.

“Everything we do is constantly being evaluated in terms of the benefits that these platforms are capable of generating for Mercedes-Benz. Apart from, let's say, marketing value, it's about technology transfer… That's why everything is permanently evaluated ”, added Wolff, who also confirmed that the decision has already been communicated to those responsible for the category.

Despite the decision that Mercedes would have already taken, in the Formula E paddock there is speculation about the possibility of the continuity of the entire structure that today represents the brand, but as a private team in charge of Wolff himself and maintaining the train German driving force.

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