Gary Paffett remains an important member of the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport family: in the upcoming season, the Briton will be advising on sports and technology, and will also play the role of replacement and development driver for the new Mercedes -Benz EQ Formula E Crew.

“Of course, I'm a little disappointed on the one hand that I will not go to the Open this season for Mercedes-Benz in Formula E,” said Gary. “On the other hand, I am very excited to be part of the Group and to support Mercedes-Benz in its first year in Formula E as a replacement and development driver. At the same time, it will be very interesting to help out on the sporting level during the race weekends in order to get the optimum efficiency out of the two riders and the entire crew. “


“It's very important to have a racer as part of the administration group,” Gary continued. “I understand how drivers think and how to get the most out of them. With me, the pilots have a contact person to talk about their own services as well as the car. That's a new role for me, which I'm really looking forward to. “

Between 2003 and 2010 Gary DTM race for the brand with the star. He scored pole positions (**************************) Victory and twice won the championship title, most recently in the season (*****************************************************************************) – Anniversary of Mercedes-Benz's DTM anniversary.

Even the formula E is no unknown territory for Gary. In the past season, the motorsport all-rounder made its debut in the electric racing series with HWA RACELAB.

In the coming season 2018 / and development driver of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Groups at the races on site and supports the team with his experience of nearly two decades in professional racing. With his knowledge and experience Gary contributes a crucial part to the development of the vehicle.

“Gary has been an important pillar of our motorsport program since EQ Formula E Groups. “If you think of Gary Paffett, you inevitably think of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport as well. Not only is he an exceptional driver, but also a charismatic and prudent leader, turned into he has always proved in the DTM as our crew captain. In addition, there is hardly a driver who can drive the development of a vehicle better than he. “

“It is great that we were able to win over Gary as a consultant for 'Sports and Engineering' and as a replacement and development driver for the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Crew,” Ian James continued. “Without a doubt, he will, as before, have a large share in the future development of the Group.”

The next milestones for the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Crew are already approaching: the crew will complete the first race at the season opener of the Formula E 30. and 23. November in Diriyah.

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