Toto Wolff expects Formula 1 to use 50% electricity in next generation of PU's

16-06-2019 18:39
by Matt Gretton
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Toto Wolff expects Formula 1 to use 50% electricity in next generation of PU's

Toto Wolff expects Formula 1 to focus more on electricity when the next generation of power sources come out. His Mercedes team has dominated the hybrid engine era over the last half-decade.

“I am convinced that the next generation of power sources will place more emphasis on electric driving and hybrid components. You can't doubt that, because the performance of electrical and renewable energy is improving every year," Wolff reported to motorsport-total.com.

The team boss thinks this is a logical evolution because more and more traditional components of the power unit are getting hybrid components: "That is 20% of the components in the engine nowadays," Wolff continued. "In the next generation, it will be 50%."

However, Wolff doesn't believe Formula 1 will turn fully electric within the next 10 years. "Never say never, but I would compare it to the car industry."

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