Reigning Formula 1 world champion, Nico Rosberg has proclaimed that all-electric series, Formula E is the future of motor racing. The series, which recently finished its third season with Lucas Di Grassi as champion, has gone from strength to strength, attracting numerous major manufacturers in the past few months, with Mercedes and Porsche pulling out of DTM and LMP1 respectively to concentrate on an entry into Formula E.
The former Mercedes and Williams driver was speaking as his championship winning 2016 car was added to the collection at the Mercedes museum in Stuttgart and said the following on Formula E: "This is the future of the world and it will be exciting to see when all those manufacturers put their cards on the table, It will change our world completely, 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."
He went on to discuss his future in racing, with the possibility of leading the Mercedes Formula E program being rumoured, but did not seem to suggest a return to single seaters was imminent saying: "Now I'm in a great situation in my life -- it's like a discovery phase. Racing will always be fun to me, so let's see what happens. 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 ten years, but I will be open to all possibilities."