Mercedes should soon announce that it wants to give up managing the Formula E team to focus on the engines, and Quebecer Lawrence Stroll, through the Lagonda brand, could save the team.
That’s at least one of the hypotheses suggested by The Race, Tuesday. The Lagonda, which is set to be reborn as the luxury electric car division of Aston Martin in 2025, will be the Srolla favorite. Aston Martin Formula 1 team owner is said to have had discussions with DS Techeetah and Venturi at the end of 2019, to no avail.
Having won the Drivers’ World Championship with Nick de Vries and teams at the end of the last FE season, Mercedes is expected to retire, now on a third drive, before introducing the third generation of single-seater (Gen3) by decision of Daimler AG’s board of directors.
However, there is a strong financial and technological partnership between Aston Martin and Mercedes. An agreement was already reached in October, for the German brand to reach English shareholders of up to 20% with an investment of £500m. This is accompanied by the decision to run all Aston Martins with Mercedes engines, including sports competitions.
There is still one season to go with the current generation of FE’s single-seaters. The Gen3, which will debut in 2022-2023, will offer lighter, faster electric vehicles.
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