Jul.28 (GMM) While F1 and Formula E keep growing and thriving, the end could be nigh for motor racing’s other top categories Le Mans and DTM.
That is the view of formula one veteran Felipe Massa.
This week, the latter two series were rocked by the news that Mercedes is quitting the German touring car category DTM, while Porsche is pulling out of the top world endurance championship echelon LMP1.
Porsche is tipped to either join Mercedes at Formula E, or even move into F1 as an engine supplier.
“Already last year with Audi I thought the future looked bad for LMP1,” said F1 veteran Felipe Massa.
“Now with Mercedes I think DTM could also be at an end. I can’t see only two manufacturers racing together,” the Brazilian added in Hungary.
At the same time, Massa – who has already tested for Jaguar’s Formula E team – thinks the all-electric series is constantly gaining in strength.
“I see an important future for formula E,” said the Williams driver.
“And formula one is growing and will continue to grow, especially if we have more manufacturers with the new engine rules,” Massa added.
12/12/2018 Sirotkin to test DTM, Hartley to Porsche Dec.12 (GMM) Sergey Sirotkin could keep his motor racing career alive in the German touring car series DTM.
SMP Racing, his Russian sponsor, said the Williams refugee has been invited by […]
23/04/2018 Porsche to decide on F1 entry after May – Berger Apr.23 (GMM) Porsche is considering entering formula one in 2021.
That is the view of F1 legend Gerhard Berger, who is now the boss of the German touring car series DTM.
13/07/2017 Porsche to make F1 decision in July – report Jul.13 (GMM) Porsche is tipped to decide within the next two weeks whether or not to enter formula one.
The Volkswagen brand is currently a frontrunner at Le Mans, but Auto Motor und […]
08/10/2016 Sauber admits interest in Formula E Oct.8 (GMM) Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn has admitted the Swiss team thought about entering the all-electric single seater series Formula E.
Formula E is reportedly going from strength […]
29/06/2015 F1 ‘not interesting’ for VW brands – Winterkorn Jun.29 (GMM) Martin Winterkorn has dealt a blow to those hoping a Volkswagen brand will enter F1 in the near future. Persistent speculation has linked Audi and Porsche, who both already […]
16/06/2015 VW says ‘no talks’ about F1 project Jun.16 (GMM) Volkswagen has issued another denial to seemingly constant speculation it might be considering a foray in formula one. VW Group brands including Audi and Porsche, already […]
18/02/2015 Sutil linked with Nissan seat for Le Mans Feb.18 (GMM) Adrian Sutil could keep his top motor racing career alive in 2015 with a Le Mans seat. Late last year, the German veteran hinted he might take legal action against Sauber, […]
26/10/2016 ‘Relaxed’ Massa eyeing next seat after F1 Oct.26 (GMM) Felipe Massa appears to have narrowed down his post-F1 options for 2017 to either a race seat in Formula E or the German touring car series DTM.
Earlier, the retiring […]
17/12/2018 Vettel no fan of electric cars Dec.17 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel says he is no fan of the trend towards electrically powered cars.
The new Formula E season has just kicked off, with big manufacturers including Mercedes, […]
09/08/2017 F1 ‘at crossroads’ over future engine – Horner Aug.9 (GMM) The swarms of carmakers flocking to Formula E is a chance for F1 to think about going back to the future with its next engine.
That is the view of Red Bull boss Christian […]