Although the Formula E He does not have the sympathy of many fans, in recent days he received an accolade that clearly speaks of the future. The relevant announcements were two: the arrival as a shareholder of the German Nico Rosberg, Formula 1 world champion in 2016, and the ratification by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) of the participation of Mercedes y Porsche from 2019.
According to the promoters of the specialty, Rosberg became "Long-term investor and shareholder" of the championship. In addition, before the Berlin ePrix on May 19, he will demonstrate behind the wheel of the Gen2 to be used in the next season.
"Since my retirement, I have been very interested in the e-mobility sector", Rosberg explained in a statement. "I have made the decision to invest in Formula E because I believe that it has a positive impact both in motor sports and in the whole world, promoting the use of electric vehicles and durable mobility", summarized.
Shortly after this news was known, the FIA confirmed that Mercedes, current Constructors' champion in Formula 1, and Porsche, multiple winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will join the competition from 2019. These automakers join the that have already ratified its continuity: Audi, BMW, DS Automobiles, Jaguar, Mahindra, NextEV, Nissan y Venturi. To all of them is added Penske, famous American team. It is worth noting that there will be two casualties, Renault y Techeetah.
As if this were not enough in the preview of the Rome ePrix, the seventh date of the 2017/2018 contest, a delegation from the divisional visited the Pope Francisco at his residence in Santa Marta. The 30-person delegation was led by Alexander Agag, CEO of the category; and was attended by the pilots Lucas Di Grassi, Sébastien Buemi, Jean-Eric Vergne y Nelson Piquet Jr., among others. The car that the category uses as a "show car" for various exhibitions was also taken.
In a meeting that lasted ten minutes, the Holy Father joked with the riders, was glad that this specialty does not pollute the environment and blessed the vehicle. Without a doubt, the best ending to a week of great news.