Why the German giants are flocking to FE

Why the German giants are flocking to FE

Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Porsche have incredible motorsport heritage between them, but we've yet to see all four head-to-head. That's what will happen in Formula E in the coming years, and the implications are both tantalising and daunting

"When have we seen, in the history of racing, Mercedes against Audi against BMW against Porsche? I don't know if we ever have, but that sounds pretty damn exciting. That's going to get massively good to watch."

This is Nico Rosberg getting ever-so-slightly excited at the prospect of the four titans of German automotive manufacture going head to head (to head to head) in Formula E within the next 18 months. As well he might, for in an improbably short space of time, the all-electric race series has gone from being an intriguing technical curio to a racing and tech-innovation showcase that carmakers simply can't ignore.

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