The struggle of Mercedes in 2022 is not so terrible that the CEO of the German automaker thought about leaving Formula 1.
Mercedes“The fight in 2022 is not so terrible that the CEO of the German automaker is considering the possibility of leaving Formula 1.
Daimler and Mercedes CEO Ola Callenius, however, says the brand is committed to Formula One – even to moving to even more environmentally friendly engine rules from 2026.
“We have decided to follow this path of decarbonisation,” he said. “This is the only decision we can make, and the same goes for Formula One.
“The following engine rules will attach much more importance to the electrical part, and there is a clear commitment to making Formula 1 CO2 neutral,” Cullenius added.
“Battery technology has not yet been improved. But CO2-free output and paying more attention to electrification ensures that Formula One remains very relevant and we remain so. ”
Callenius admits that he is also a supporter of the direction in which Formula 1 has moved since the takeover of Liberty Media – including the controversial drama series Netflix Drive to Survive.
“Drive to Survive has changed the game,” he insisted, “so we are happy to be part of this show and be one of the strengths of Formula One, using it both for the development of our technology and for marketing.
“As for us, Formula One has a bright future ahead.”