In Mercedes, conducted the first tests of the car Formula E

In Mercedes, conducted the first tests of the car Formula E

April 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In the Mercedes reported that last week successfully passed the first tests of the Formula E car, with which the factory team of the Stuttgart concern next season will debut in the world championship in electric car racing.

The tests of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 were held at the Italian circuit in Varano, behind the wheel, replacing each other, worked Stoffel Vandorn and Edoardo Mortara, acting in Formula E for the Venturi team. In 2017-2018 he played for Mercedes in the DTM bodywork series, but still maintains contact with the team. On tests, the Swiss racer replaced Gary Paffett, who last weekend took part in the American stage of the Intercontinental GT Challenge series.

The run-in took place a week ago on Wednesday: the regulations allow you to drive in this mode only 50 km to check the performance of all the onboard systems. But on Thursday and Friday, Vandorn and Mortara had full test days, and as a result, the new car traveled 527 kilometers. The main task was accomplished: the team collected a large amount of information about the work of the first version of the power plant and transmission of a racing electric car.

Toto Wolff, the head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport: “When a racing car for the first time leaves the track, it is always a special moment. Our young team not only coped with this important stage of work, but also laid the foundations for subsequent modernization. There is a lot to do before we make our debut next year in Formula E racing, which starts at the end of the year. ”