Formula One legend Niki Lauda blasts new Formula E series: ‘Worst thing I have seen for a long time’


Niki Lauda has never been shy about sharing his opinion on all things motorsport.

When German magazine Auto Motor und Sport recently asked Lauda his thoughts about the new Formula E Series, Lauda typically didn’t hold back.

“For me it was the worst thing I have seen for a long time,” said the former Formula One world champion and current Mercedes executive.

“The cars look like toys, they creep around the track one after the other — for me, this is not motorsport,” said Lauda, whose comments were picked up by

The new all-electric car series, which is sanctioned by F1’s governing FIA and promoted by Alejandro Agag, recently began its first season with a race in Beijing, China. The cars are virtually silent, which takes some getting used to.

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