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04 Mar 19
On the eve of the 89th Geneva motor show, future Formula E entrants Mercedes EQ Formula E Team has pulled the covers off a 'teaser car' - the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 - ahead of the team's entry into the series at the end of 2019.
“The Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 teaser car gives a foretaste of the first all-electric Silver Arrow from Mercedes-Benz,” said Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler AG at the motor show preview. After announcing that Mercedes-Benz would be committing to Formula E as a full factory team in 2017, the German marque has been quietly working behind the scenes with affiliate team HWA Racelab, which joined the Championship ahead of the fifth season. Joining alongside fellow Stutgartt marque Porsche, the 2019/20 season will be the first time BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Porsche have faced each other on the racetrack.
“The countdown to our entry into Formula E has now officially begun,” said Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff, who been seen making an appearance at an increasing number of E-Prix as the team's preparations intensify.
“Formula E is going to be a completely new playing field for us,” added Wolff. “But we are looking forward to the challenge of demonstrating the performance of our intelligent battery-electric drives in motorsport and of giving a positive boost to the EQ brand.”
When Mercedes line up as a full factory outfit later this year, the marque will be the only team to compete in both Formula E and Formula One. With a range of all-electric cars on the horizon, all eyes will be on the Stutgartt powerhouse as takes to the streets in a bid to clinch that all-important championship title.