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With Audi and Porsche moving into Formula E, Formula One has a decision to make: embrace electrification and a possible future convergence with FE or make clear its distinction from road car technology

Summer heralds the silly season in Formula One as the rumour mill goes into overdrive, perhaps more so this year with a variety of seats still to be confirmed for next season. Yet behind the scenes F1 is in the middle of conducting serious business. The task of deciding the future of the sport is under way and the decisions being made will echo long after the sun has set on the summer holidays.

In the weeks leading up to Hungary, motor racing was undergoing a seismic shift and although it did not directly involve F1, the sport must still assimilate the aftershocks.

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Tags: Formula E, Formula One, Motor sport, Sport

As German giants join Formula E, is the future electric for motor racing? | Giles Richards was originally published by Motor sport | The Guardian. Read the full story by clicking here.

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