Is Formula E beginning to lose its shine? After early success in attracting big name brands, many manufacturers have now formed a disorderly queue to leave the electric single-seater series.
First up for the exit is Audi, which gave notice of its withdrawal ahead of the recent season finale in Germany. It will instead pour the electrical know-how gained from FE into its new all-electric Dakar project, plus its return to Le Mans with an LMDh programme from 2022.
Almost as soon as Audi’s shockwave had subsided, BMW followed suit, claiming it would end its involvement to better focus on building and developing electric road cars. It also happens to have an LMDh project on the go, aimed at 2023.