The Mercedes-Benz EQ staff has unveiled its plans for subsequent season, the primary during which Method E can have the standing of the FIA world championship. Along with unveiling the brand new Silver Arrow 02, the staff confirmed the drivers’ cup fashioned by the Dutch Nyck de Vries and the Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne.
Final August, within the grand finale of the season, the Mercedes-Benz EQ closed the season with a flourish by profitable the primary double within the class, with the victory of Vandoorne and the second place of de Vries. Within the 2021 season, the staff will transfer ahead in an indication of continuity and staff principal, Ian James, defined: “We have been actually glad with the work accomplished by Stoffel and Nyck. Each carried out very nicely and gained expertise with the staff, concurrently demonstrating their expertise. They proved to be quick and to have the ability to handle these distinctive races ”.
Stoffel Vandoorne is able to face his third season in Method E. To date he has disputed 24 ePrix, acquiring one win, two pole positions and 4 podiums. Final season he completed second within the drivers’ championship and now he appears prepared to purpose even larger. “It appears centuries have handed for the reason that final race. We did some assessments with the brand new automotive and it was good to get again behind the wheel, however nothing can come near the feelings of a race ”. Nyck de Vries made his debut in the course of the sixth season of Method E with Mercedes and confirmed himself as the perfect rookie of the season. “It has been a little bit of an odd yr, with Covid-19 all the pieces modified after a number of races. I ended the season with a podium and may’t wait to get again into motion in 2021.
The Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 02 would be the weapon with which Vandoorne and de Vries will face subsequent season. The automotive is characterised by the basic silver livery with blue inserts, typical of the EQ model. All of the novelties of this automotive are underneath the hood, because the staff has targeted loads on the event of the powertrain. After the non-public assessments carried out over the previous few weeks, the Mercedes-Benz EQ is now able to face the following official dedication, the collective assessments that the class will face from 27 November to 1 December. The Method E World Championship will begin on January 16, 2021, with a double race in Santiago de Chile.