FREE NEWSLETTER

Mercedes GP grab Formula E 2018 entry

4 October 2016

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix has signed an agreement with Formula E to reserve a season five (2018/2019) entry in the all electric racing series.

For season five the maximum amount of entries for Formula E could expand to 12 (24 cars) subject to FIA confirmation.

“We are delighted to confirm that we have reserved one of our two new entries in season five for MGP,” said Alejandro Agag, CEO of Formula E. “Formula E wants to become the platform where car manufacturers test and develop the technologies that they will then introduce on their road cars.”

Season three sees Renault, Citroen-DS, Audi, Jaguar, and BMW in Formula E as a works effort or technical partner with all companies planning for heavier involvement in the future.

“We have been watching the growth of Formula E with great interest,” said Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport. “At the current time, we are looking at all the options available in the future of motor racing and we are very pleased with an agreement that secures us an opportunity to enter the series in season five. Electrification will play a major role in the future of the automotive industry – racing has always been a technology R&D platform for the motor industry, and this will make Formula E very relevant in the future.”

Partners

AVL
SADEV
Bosch logo

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
4 Dec
Looking for the perfect gift for that #Motorsport fan? Look no further. From only £27 get a 6 month gift subscripti… https://t.co/kuRGHwJYfE
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
3 Dec
Cranfield Impact Centre’s role in testing F1 halo https://t.co/vh5izzGhLF
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
3 Dec
The latest issue of RACE TECH is out now! Get it online here https://t.co/V4WncEM3ti for FREE for a limited time on… https://t.co/VaaYbkKGDP
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
1 Dec
Lewis Hamilton catches virus https://t.co/54wCovmm4e
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
30 Nov
Audi to contest 2022 Dakar Rally with innovative prototype https://t.co/67MNQOFigq
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
30 Nov
Marking 10th anniversary, Xtreme+ team to take new RZR Pro XP to Dakar https://t.co/XBHDBJQlDb
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
27 Nov
Jaguar Racing reveals new Jaguar I-TYPE 5 electric race car https://t.co/mPt4qekECq
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
26 Nov
Audi Sport reveals its new Formula E contender https://t.co/Ry1XTfFLuy