Mercedes have unveiled a concept livery for its 2019/20 into the ABB FIA Formula E Series, ahead of its debut in season six of the all electric series
Mercedes released a video on Twitter featuring Motorsport Boss Toto Wolff, who praised the teams efforts and history in the DTM series which the company has left after thirty years. Mercedes announced they would be leaving DTM prior to the 2018 season, and finished the year with Gary Paffett winning the drivers title, as well as Mercedes winning the manufacturers and teams titles as well. Paffett now races in Formula E for the Mercedes affiliated HWA team, alongside ex McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne.
In the video message on Twitter, Toto Wolff said “30 years in DTM – what a journey, with plenty of unbelievable memories, we pride ourselves in being the most successful manufacturer in the history of this series,”
“We crowned our final season with all three titles.
“By doing so, we have added a new page to the record books and there is no better way to end this great chapter of our motorsport history. We look back with a deep sense of gratitude”.
— Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team (@MercedesEQFE) March 4, 2019
“The electrification of our mobility is an essential element in the future of Mercedes-Benz.
“Fittingly, Formula E is a brand new racing series in which we want to measure ourselves on the racetrack with current and future technologies.
“The races in the cities of this world are spectacular – challenging for the drivers and the fans are super close to the action.
Mercedes is understood to have received its first car from maker Spark, which will allow it to undertake its fifteen days of manufacturer testing ahead of its debut in season six. The full livery for the car is set to be launched later in 2019, ahead of the season six opener.