Nico Rosberg was Formula 1 world champion in 2016. This 33-year-old German had a lot to say about what he believes will bring some change to Formula 1.
When asked about his prediction at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said: „When I was a Formula 1 driver I was completely focused just on what I was doing and then when it stopped it was all gone and I had to look at the world and say, ‘what’s out there?’.
I’m bringing this fast lane approach to the slow lane and I really believe that’s a strength because F1 is so hyper fast-paced, even decision making. There’s so much talk, talk talk [in electric automobiles] but little action sometimes.
This is something I learned in F1 and I can really transfer this over and it could be really beneficial. If the whole world is selling electric cars, or hydrogen-powered cars, Formula 1 can’t still be running on petrol engines, that wouldn’t make sense. At some point they will have to switch I believe.“
This belief that Formula 1 could go all electric in 10 years was also claimed by Ross Brawn. We have seen Formula E growing into something bigger than NASCAR, a Drift competition, and Drag Races. Today it is even the biggest rival of Formula 1. We will see how it will develop in the next few years.