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BMW Rules Out Formula E Entry Due To Mid-Race Car Changes

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 15

BMW "has ruled out an entry into the Formula E Championship in the short term," according to Gary Watkins of AUTOSPORT. BMW Motorsport boss Jens Marquardt explained that the German manufacturer "has no interest in joining the series while the practice of drivers swapping cars mid-race remains." Marq...

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