F1 champion Nico Rosberg says the future is Formula E
Reigning Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg says the all-electric, single-seater series Formula E is the future.
“This is the future of the world, and it will be exciting to see when all those manufacturers put their cards on the table,” said Rosberg, referring to the prospect of Mercedes taking on other carmakers including Audi, BMW and others.
Rosberg, 32, was speaking to the DPA news agency in Stuttgart, Germany, where his title-winning car of 2016 was added to the Mercedes museum.
While Rosberg said once again that he has no interest in returning to F1, there has been speculation Rosberg might one day return to racing. Could a Mercedes Formula E program be a possibility?
“Racing will always be fun to me, so let’s see what happens,” he said. “I will always be passionate about our sport, and there will always be options to be involved. It does not have to be tomorrow, it could be in 10 years, but I will be open to all possibilities,” Rosberg added.
He did confirm that future technology, like that seen in Formula E, is of particular personal interest.
“It will change our world completely,” Rosberg said. “We’ll have cars that drive themselves and not just in 20 years — it’s just around the corner. I’m very interested in how our lives will be simplified by that.”