The FE cynic who had to accept change in his series

The FE cynic who had to accept change in his series

DTM boss Gerhard Berger was an ardent detractor of Formula E and was reluctant for his series to embrace greener engine technologies. But this cynic's tune has had to change to ensure the DTM's existence in the future of motorsport

Few things seem to hit the same note of contempt with certain motorsport fans than the mention of alternative power - whether that's electric, hybrid or hydrogen.

Some believe that alternative power is symptomatic of motorsport's increasingly exorbitant cost, and nothing more than a complicated marketing gimmick. Others use it to point out the disparity between Formula 1's haves and have-nots, suggesting that it is the antithesis of competition. You only need to look at how Formula E still receives pointed barbs from both within and outside the motorsport sphere, despite now being an established series - and in its sixth season.

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