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Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team
Mercedes Benz EQ Formula E Logo
Team Information
Based Flag of the United Kingdom Brixworth, Northamptonshire, UK
Flag of Germany Affalterbach, Germany
Début Flag of Saudi Arabia 2019 Ad Diriyah E-Prix I
Founder
Key People Toto Wolff (CEO); Ian James (TP)
Driver(s) Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne
Dutch Flag Nyck de Vries
Car Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01
Sponsor(s) Vestas; SAP
Website Mercedes
Team Stats
Last Season N/A
Entries 0
Wins 0
First Win
Points 0
Poles 0
Podiums 0
Fastest Laps 0
Titles Unknown
Current Season
Entrant Flag of the United Kingdom Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team
Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne Dutch Flag Nyck de Vries
Stoffel Vandoorne 2017 100px
15th ( Pt(s)) 19th ( Pt(s))
Team Standings
11th (0 Pt(s))
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team are a British based German racing team, set to compete in the 2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship as the factory entry for Mercedes-Benz.[1] Formed in 2018 to take over from HWA Racelab, a Mercedes backed entry into the 2018/19 FE Championship, Mercedes entered FE alongside Porsche, becoming the fourth German manufacturer to enter the series.[2]

For their official maiden campaign the Mercedes FE Team signed former Formula One driver Stoffel Vandoorne, as well as FIA Formula 2 Championship front runner Nyck de Vries.[3]

Background

Mercedes initially expressed interest in joining the FE Championship during the 2015/16 season, before officially announcing their plan to enter the series on 24 July 2017.[2] Agreeing a deal with Formula E Holdings to join at the start of the 2019/20 season, Mercedes immediately announced that they would withdraw from the DTM to focus on FE.[2] As such, they also organised a deal for long-term DTM partners HWA Racelab to kickstart their FE project, with HWA entering into the 2018/19 season with customer Venturi powertrains.[4]

Founding Footsteps

HWA hired Mercedes factory driver Gary Paffett to spearhead their maiden FE campaign, before recruiting Formula One refugee Stoffel Vandoorne to partner him for the 2018/19 season.[5][6] After a difficult start to the season, which would be beset by technical issues and failures, Vandoorne would become one of the stars of the season, while Paffett struggled to score consistent points. Regardless, HWA and Mercedes regarded the programme as a success, with HWA forming the nucleus of the Mercedes FE Teams' day-to-day operations.[1]

Formula E History

The Mercedes FE Team formally took over HWA Racelab's ABB FIA Formula E Championship entry at the end of the 2018/19 season, although would effectively remain the same entity.[1] Serving as the factory entry for Mercedes-Benz, the Mercedes FE Team based its car development operations in Brixworth, UK, alongside Mercedes Grand Prix.[1] The new HWA/Mercedes FE Team duly began developing their maiden powertrain in March 2019, hiring Gary Paffett and Stoffel Vandoorne to lead the development programme.[7]

Further testing of the new car, named the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 would be undertaken by Edoardo Mortara, Esteban Gutiérrez and Nyck de Vries.[8][9][10] The Mercedes FE Team also undertook evaluations of the test drivers in order to decide their driver line-up for the 2019/20 season, and duly picked Vandoorne and de Vries, whose deals were formally announced on the 11 September 2019.[3] The duo were set to make the public debut for the team at the 2019 Valencia Test, prior to the opening round in Ad Diriyah.

Formula E Record

The tables below show Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team's full record in the FIA Formula E Championship.

Formula E Entries

The table below gives an overview of Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team's entries in Formula E:

Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team's overall Formula E Record
Season Official name No. Drivers DC Pos. DC Pts. Car TC Pos. TC Pts.
2019/20 Flag of the United Kingdom Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team[1] TBA Flag of Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne[11] Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01
TBA Dutch Flag Nyck de Vries[11]

Career Results

Listed below are the full career results of Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team:

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Driver Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
2019/20 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Morocco Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of South Korea Flag of Indonesia Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of the United Kingdom 11th 0
Vandoorne
de Vries

References

Videos and Images:

References:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 'Mercedes EQ Formula E Team gear up for Formula E fight', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E 17/05/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/may/mercedes-eq-formula-e-team-gear-up-for-formula-e-fight/, (Accessed 17/05/2018)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 'Mercedes-Benz to enter Formula E in Season 6', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 24/07/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/july/mercedes-benz-to-enter-formula-e-in-season-6/, (Accessed 25/07/2017)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Merecedes-Benz EQ reveal the Silver Arrow 01, Vandroorne & de Vries complete line up', fiaformuale.com, (FIA Formula E, 11/09/2019), https://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2019/september/mercedes-2019-200challenger-revealed, (Accessed 11/09/2019)
  4. 'HWA AG join the Formula E grid for Season 5', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 09/05/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/may/hwa-ag-join-the-formula-e-grid-for-season-5/, (Accessed 09/05/2018)
  5. 'Paffett to drive for HWA Racelab', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 08/10/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/october/paffett-to-drive-for-hwa-racelab/, (Accessed 08/10/2018)
  6. 'Stoffel Vandoorne completes HWA RACELAB’s driver line up', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/10/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/october/stoffel-vandoorne-completes-hwa-racelab-s-driver-line-up/, (Accessed 15/10/2018)
  7. Thomas Maher, 'Mercedes release teaser Formula E car at Geneva Motor Show', formulaspy.com, (Formula Spy, 05/03/2019), https://formulaspy.com/formula-e/mercedes-release-teaser-formula-e-car-at-geneva-motor-show-59832, (Accessed 06/03/2019)
  8. Sam Smith, 'Mercedes-Benz EQ Completes First Test', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 03/04/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/mercedes-benz-eq-completes-first-test/, (Accessed 12/09/2019)
  9. Sam Smith, 'Mercedes EQ to Test Esteban Gutierrez', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 30/07/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/mercedes-eq-to-test-esteban-gutierrez/, (Accessed 12/09/2019)
  10. Sam Smith, 'De Vries Tests for Mercedes EQ', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 14/08/2019), https://e-racing365.com/formula-e/de-vries-tests-for-mercedes-eq/, (Accessed 12/09/2019)
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2019/20 ABB FIA Formula E Championship
Entrants
Audi Sport ABT SchaefflerBMW i Andretti MotorsportDS TecheetahEnvision Virgin RacingGEOX DRAGONMahindra RacingMercedes-Benz EQ Formula E TeamNIO 333 FE TeamNissan e.DamsPanasonic Jaguar RacingTAG Heuer Porsche Formula E TeamVenturi Racing
Manufacturers
AudiBMWDSJaguarMahindra & MahindraMercedes-BenzNIONissanPenskePorsche
Cars
Spark SRT05e
Audi e-tron FE06BMW iFE.20DS E-Tense FE20Jaguar I-Type IVMahindra M6ElectroMercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01NIO FE-005Nissan IM02Penske EV-4Porsche 99X Electric
Drivers
2 Sam Bird • 3 Oliver Turvey • 4 Robin Frijns • 5 Stoffel Vandoorne • 6 Brendon Hartley • 7 Nico Müller • 11 Lucas di Grassi • 13 António Félix da Costa • 17 Nyck de Vries • 18 Neel Jani • 19 Felipe Massa • 20 Mitch Evans • 22 Oliver Rowland • 23 Sébastien Buemi • 25 Jean-Éric Vergne • 27 Alexander Sims • 28 Maximilian Günther • 33 Ma Qing Hua • 36 André Lotterer • 48 Edoardo Mortara • 51 James Calado • 64 Jérôme d'Ambrosio • 66 Daniel Abt • 94 Pascal Wehrlein
E-Prix
Ad Diriyah IAd Diriyah IISantiagoMexico CityMarrakechSanyaRomeParisSeoulJakartaBerlinNew York CityLondon ILondon II
Tests
ValenciaRookie Test
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