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F1: Niki Lauda slams Formula E series

From GMM

Niki Lauda is the latest F1 figure to slam the new 'Formula E' series.

The all-electric and nearly silent single seater series, promoted by Alejandro Agag and sanctioned by F1's governing FIA, kicked off recently on the streets of Beijing with a talented field and healthy grid.

But Niki Lauda, the iconic F1 champion and Mercedes team executive, has revealed he didn't like what he saw.

"For me it was the worst thing I have seen for a long time," the outspoken Austrian is quoted by Auto Motor und Sport.

"The cars look like toys, they creep around the track one after the other -- for me, this is not motor sport," Niki Lauda insisted.

FIA Formula E start Beijing China
Start of the first Formula E race, in the streets of Beijing, China. (Photo: FIA Formula E)