Mercedes, which won the Formula E constructor and driver’s title, announced in a press release that it was withdrawing from the world championship. The German car manufacturer wants to focus its motorsport activities on Formula 1.
“As part of its new strategic direction, the brand has decided to move its resources as part of accelerating the electrification of its portfolio which aims to offer three all-electric platforms to be launched in 2025,” Mercedes announced in a statement.
“As a result, Mercedes will transfer the resources allocated to the Formula E World Championship to use the experience gained in competition towards products developed in the series,” the brand adds to the star.
Mercedes, which has been participating in this championship under its name since the 2019/2020 season, has just won two world titles: on the drivers’ side with Dutchman Nick de Vries and on the constructors’ side during the last two races in Berlin, Saturday and Sunday.
Formula 1, the main goal
Mercedes is also in Formula 1 where it has won all driver and manufacturer titles since 2014, notably thanks to Briton Lewis Hamilton, in single-seater with hybrid engines.
“The group will dedicate its motorsport activities to Formula 1, strengthening this discipline’s position as the best laboratory for the development and testing of sustainable and efficient technologies of the future,” the statement added.
After 11 races, Lewis Hamilton leads the overall standings with 195 points, ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who has 187 points. In terms of constructors, the team led by Toto Wolff leads first with 303 points, ahead of rival Red Bull, with 291 points. The next Grand Prix will be held in Belgium on August 29th.
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