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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.”

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