Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton reacts as his car is engulfed in flames from the rear during the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on October 2, 2016. AFP / C.L. DONALD LIM
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Formula One champions Mercedes could enter the Formula E electric motor racing series in 2018-19 after taking an option to be one of two new teams, they said Tuesday.Car manufacturers Renault, Citroen's DS brand, Audi, BMW, Jaguar and India's Mahindra are all involved in Formula E, whose 2016-17 season starts in Hong Kong this weekend.Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands plan to launch more than 10 electric cars by 2025 and zero-emission vehicles will make up between 15-25 percent of overall Mercedes sales by then, Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche told reporters in Paris last week.British-based Mercedes GP have won the Formula One drivers' and constructors' titles for the past two seasons and are set to take both again this year with Germany's Nico Rosberg and Britain's triple champion Lewis Hamilton.
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