Last day, Mercedes-Benz announced that it was leaving the DTM and entering Formula E and now Porsche will also follow the approach. Both manufacturers are giving classic motorsport the fatal blow in two series. The DTM without Mercedes can almost already pack up and Porsche is withdrawing from the LMP1 program in return, so Toyota is (currently) alone there.
Mercedes-Benz is withdrawing from the DTM
First a look at Mercedes-Benz, which with all works teams are saying goodbye to the German Touring Car Masters at the end of the 2018 season. With just under a year off, you will then start the 2019/2020 Formula E season. Whether this is about marketing or really a consistent development goal, everyone can imagine for themselves. Because as Toto Wolff himself says “The years in the DTM will always remain a large part of our motorsport history”, the DTM also lives from the participation of the Stuttgart-based company. You only have to think back to the time when it was extremely hot a few laps on the Nordschleife. And now, according to Jens Thiemer, the main thing is to “demonstrate the performance of our attractive battery-electric vehicles from the EQ technology brand.” The question that arises is whether it will be the most expensive marketing campaign of all time?