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Mercedes Benz will join Formula E in the 2019/2020 season

Mercedes Benz will join Formula E in the 2019/2020 season

Mercedes Benz has announced that, after 18 seasons in the DTM, it will leave racing to join Formula E for the 2019/20 season.

The Austrian Toto Wolf, CEO of Mercedes Benz, explained that “the new Formula E project offers excitement, a new format, exciting races in order to promote current and future technologies” where the brand wants “to be the point reference”.

For Wolf, Mercedes’ years in DTM have been “a very important chapter in the history of the company.”

“Although coming out is difficult for all of us, we will be doing everything possible this season and the next to ensure that we win as many DTM titles as possible before we leave. We owe that to our pilots and ourselves, “said Wolf.

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For his part, the vice president of marketing, Jens Thiemer believes that “now is the time to start a new path.”

“Formula E is a significant step in demonstrating the performance of our attractive electric vehicles, as well as giving a strong boost to our EQ technology brand through the motoring and marketing, “he said.

For his part, the Spanish Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E, has referred to today as “a great day” in which “Formula E welcomes Mercedes, a new manufacturer that joins the revolution electrical ». EFE

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