FE Information – Mercedes to enter Components E from S6, give up DTM

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Mercedes has confirmed that it’s going to take up its entry in Components E for the championship’s sixth season, beginning in 2019.

The German marque took up an possibility on a Components E entry for as early as season 5 final October, and had till this October to decide.

In a press release issued on Monday night, Mercedes confirmed that it will be quitting DTM with a view to give attention to Components E as a part of a realignment of its motorsport pursuits.

“Mercedes Benz has introduced a strategic repositioning of its motorsport actions: the corporate will conclude its participation in DTM on the finish of 2018 and enter Components E within the 2019/20 season,” the assertion reads.

“This new method will see Mercedes-Benz competing at each ends of the motorsport spectrum: in Components 1, the head of motorsport combining excessive know-how and probably the most demanding aggressive problem; and in Components E, which embodies the transformation that’s underway within the automotive trade.”

“In motorsport like in each different space, we need to be the benchmark within the premium section and to discover progressive new initiatives. The mix of Components 1 and Components E delivers that,” Mercedes head of motorsport Toto Wolff mentioned.

“Components E is like an thrilling start-up enterprise: it gives a model new format, combining racing with a powerful occasion character, with a view to promote present and future applied sciences. Electrification is occurring within the highway automotive world and Components E gives producers an fascinating platform to convey this know-how to a brand new viewers – and to take action with a totally new type of racing, completely different to another sequence.

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“I’m happy that we had been in a position to prolong our entry possibility for one yr to the 2019/20 season. This offers us time to correctly perceive the sequence and to arrange for our entry in the precise method.”

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