Why Formula 1 is under threat from driverless cars

Why Formula 1 is under threat from driverless cars

How does Formula 1's future look alongside the inevitable rise of driverless cars on the road? Bleak, unless F1's stakeholders can work out what it should be

Dabbling in futurology is fraught with pitfalls, but to predict public roads will one day be the domain of the driverless car is to stand on solid ground.

There are still questions to be answered, technologies to be developed and legal hurdles to overcome, but on a long enough timeline it's reasonable to assume humans driving on roads will be largely, even if not entirely, a thing of the past. The motor car will cease to be used every day as a human-operated tool.

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