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Vergne sees potential merger ahead for Formula E and F1

Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne believes the automotive industry's shift to electric cars could lead to a merger between F1 and the all-electric series in the long-term future. Changes lay ahead for the car industry with petrol and diesel-powered automobiles scheduled to be phased out by many western countries in the next decade as electric-powered cars become the norm. Formula E founder Alejandro Agag is capitalizing on the disruption, promoting his series as the future of motorsport, a vision embraced by manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Nissan, Jaguar, Mercedes and Porsche. Agag predicts Formula E will challenge F1 in five years Vergne, who raced in F1 for three seasons with...
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