Toto Wolff thinks Formula E can never be as big as Formula 1

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Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says he doesn’t believe Formula E can ever surpass Formula 1 in popularity.

In 2019 Mercedes entered the all-electric Formula E with its own team. Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff was asked if he thought the series could ever surpass Formula 1 in popularity..

“No, Formula 1 has 60 years of history and generates two billion viewers a year,” said Wolff.

“Formula E has a fraction of that. I don’t think it can be as big as Formula 1.

“Formula E has an exciting start and you have to give these starters a chance. That’s how it can establish itself.

“Some of the current market leaders started out as small companies ten years ago. Formula E is an alternative platform.

“It’s urban, takes place in the cities and is more fun than hardcore racing. But the technology is interesting.”


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