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How Mercedes and Porsche can avoid a difficult second FE album

DS Techeetah remains FE's benchmark outfit, but it can expect a stiff challenge this year from two German automotive giants in their second seasons as full manufacturer entries. Here's how Mercedes and Porsche are doubling down to bridge the gap

Mercedes and Porsche compete to win and have done so across the board: in Formula 1, sportscars, the Dakar Rally and endurance road races - even working together to break land speed records. Next in the crosshairs is the Formula E teams' championship crown.

Success coming decade after decade hasn't allowed delusions of grandeur to creep in. Complacency doesn't take a manufacturer to the top, nor does it keep it there. But, owing to their accomplishments, there's an expectation from spectators and the boardroom that they will deliver the goods in the electric series, despite the relative youth of both programmes.

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