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HWA Confirms Season Five Entry as Venturi Customer

HWA confirms its Season Five Formula E entry and partnership with Venturi…

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HWA AG confirmed on Wednesday that it will join the ABB FIA Formula E Championship as a Venturi customer in Season Five.

As reported by e-racing365 in October, the Mercedes-affiliated organization has been considering a 2018-19 entry for several months, ahead of the full Mercedes program in Season Six.

The announcement brings the total number of teams for next season to 11. The full entry list is set to be confirmed shortly.

“Formula E is a completely new motorsport discipline with extremely tough competition,” commented HWA CEO Ulrich Fritz.

“It’s a challenge that we’re very happy to rise to. HWA AG are the most successful team ever in DTM history. Our goal is to continue the company’s success story in Formula E.

“At the same time, Formula E with its unique concept offers a completely new perspective on the future for motorsport.

“The series is characterized by its innovative pioneering spirit and by its willingness to develop new ways of interacting with the fans.

“In combination with the fierce competition on the racetrack, this is the perfect platform to demonstrate our core competencies on a global stage and to measure ourselves against the best teams.”

HWA has already been working closely with Venturi this season, providing technical support to the Monaco-based operation.

The partnership will be expanded in Season Five with HWA receiving customer powertrains from Venturi.

“It’s rewarding to see a name so synonymous with racing join the already impressive and growing list of teams and manufacturers competing in Formula E,” added Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag.

“They have a proven track record in other categories and will surely push to replicate similar achievements in Formula E as we enter a new era of fully-electric racing.

“I’m glad to welcome Ulrich and HWA AG to the Formula E family. I’m eager to see them hit the track as a customer team later this year.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is e-racing365's Managing Editor and also European Editor for Sportscar365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations and is a member of the Autosport Academy. Contact Jake

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Paul G.

    May 9, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Still no clarification about what happens for season six? The press release seems to be deliberately vague on details.

  2. Chris

    May 12, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    So Venturi are Mercedes affiliates, now HWA. I thought HWA would be the placeholder team for the Mercedes factory team coming the following season, but perhaps not. Maybe Mercedes want to fit all their DTM guys in FE by having 3 teams or something strange like that.

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