“We were very satisfied with Stoffel and Nyck last season,” said team principal Ian James. “They both performed well, gained valuable experience together with the team and proved that they have the right skills for Formula E. They are not only incredibly fast, but also have the necessary intelligence to deal with the energy Administration and mastering the unique races in Formula E psychologically. You can now bring this experience to bear in season 7. ”
Stoffel Vandoorne & Nyck de Vries: A well-established team
Stoffel Vandoorne is going into his third season in Formula E. In his previous 24 E-Prix, Stoffel achieved a victory, two pole positions and four podium places. He closed the season 2019 / 20 in second place in the drivers’ standings .
“I’m really excited to race again,” said Stoffel Vandoorne. “It seems like an eternity to me that the last time we drove in Berlin. We have had a few assessments with the new car since then and it was nice to be behind the wheel again. But nothing can match the feeling of a race to compete against the best in the field. I’m excited to see how we will beat us with our new car in the coming year. We successfully concluded last season with a win and I hope that next year we will again for podiums and Victories can fight to narrow the gap to the top a little further. Let’s wait and see how it goes on. “
Nyck de Vries was in season 6 as the reigning formula 2 champion made his debut in the all-electric racing series and ended the year as the best rookie in eleventh place. At the season finale in Berlin, he achieved his first podium finish in second and completed the team’s first double win in the series.
“I am overjoyed to have my second with the team Season in Formula E will go, “said Nyck de Vries. “We had a strong debut season together, although it was a struggle a bit strange year in which Covid – 19 changed everything after a few races. Fortunately, we were able to finish the season on a positive note and now I’m happy 2021 to a hopefully normal season in which I can get to know all the new tracks that I am on I have not been able to drive yet. I feel very comfortable in the team and I hope that we can build on this joint foundation to achieve further successes in the coming year. ”
Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 02: further development under the hood
Nyck and Stoffel will be going with the further developed Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 02 at the Open, whose carbon dress shines in a silver draw with accents in EQ blue. In addition, the Mercedes stars are placed more prominently on the engine cover of the racing car.
Overall, the car is a further development of the previous year’s vehicle, where the biggest changes can be found under the hood. So the team has updated the drive train for the new season.
In the coming season, the team expects a multitude of new challenges – on and off the racetrack. When competing with some of the strongest drivers, teams and manufacturers in the world, it’s not just about performance, but also about a well-coordinated team, clever energy management, sophisticated strategies and quick and versatile decisions.
The next Establish of Residing for the team are the official test drives of the racing series from 27. November to 01. December in Valencia. Season 7 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship begins with a double header on 16. January 2021 in Santiago de Chile.