The Mercedes Formula 1 team will provide support to its Formula E entry, having revealed the first details of its plans to enter the all-electric series in 2019. 

The German manufacturer is set to contest Formula E from the start of the 2019-2020 campaign, having announced it will quit the DTM at the end of this year in order to focus on its assault on the electric single-seater championship. 

Mercedes will develop its Formula E powertrain at its high-performance Brixworth technology centre in the UK, which has been at the heart of providing Mercedes with F1 power units that have dominated the V6 hybrid era. 

"The combined know-how of the Mercedes family at Affalterbach [HWA], Brixworth and Brackley provides the perfect foundations for our new Mercedes EQ Formula E team," Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff said. “I cannot imagine a better combination to take on this kind of project.” 

Wolff acknowledged the challenge Mercedes will face when it enters Formula E given the fierce level of competition and believes it has taken the right approach to the series. 

“Formula E is a unique series with some very specific challenges for its teams. We know the level of competition is extremely high and we will approach the challenge with energy and humility.

"There can be no other approach when we are up against 10 competitive manufacturers, many of whom have years of experience in the series.”

It was also confirmed that the German manufacturer will race under the ‘Mercedes EQ Formula E Team’ banner for its first season. 


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