Mercedes' bombshell shows F1 its future

Mercedes' bombshell shows F1 its future

Mercedes' Formula E move shows Formula 1 a possible route to a much brighter future

The bombshell that Mercedes will quit the DTM to focus on Formula E at the end of 2018 had an unintentional side effect: it showed Formula 1 the direction it should take in the future.

The reason this would have been unintentional is that the direction such a decision maps out for F1 is at odds with Mercedes' public proclamations about what it wants the pinnacle of motorsport to be.

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