On September 6, Nico Rosberg spoke as part of the Heineken Greener Bar event in Milan dedicated to ecology.
The 2016 Formula 1 world champion also answered the question of special correspondent of Fun Formula Eleonora Shabalina about whether it seems to him that the current focus of the championship on “green” technology in time could turn F1 into a kind of “Formula-E”, which a significant part of the fans of the “Big Prix” considers too boring.
“To start with the fact that I am one of the shareholders of Formula E, so I think it’s the best racing series on the planet, it’s great (laughs),” Rosberg shared. – But if we talk in essence, look, “Formula 1” uses a hybrid engine and synthetic fuel – it’s a great solution, allowing to come to zero carbon dioxide emissions, everything is moving towards it. And then, who knows… maybe in 20 years we will come to hydrogen engines, we’ll see. Right now, I repeat, we have an ideal combination of hybrid engine and synthetic fuel for a Formula 1 car. It’s all about the energy capacity of the batteries – we can not get comparable power to cover the same distance, the capacity is very limited. That’s why “Formula 1” now in principle can not become electric, too much is tied to efficiency.
We should add that Nico Rosberg is the ambassador of the Heineken Greener Bar initiative, which was presented at the e-Pri London in July 2021.