HWA to join Formula E as customer team in season five

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After working in close collaboration with Venturi throughout the current campaign as a provider of technical support, HWA becomes the 11th customer outfit to join season five

Ahead of the fifth Formula E season, Venturi Automobiles will supply its VFE 05 car to HWA. The car has been designed entirely in Monaco by the company’s own engineers, and will be completely identical to the one used by the Venturi Formula E team.

“I’m delighted to contribute to HWA AG’s arrival as a Formula E team by providing them our Gen2 cars for the next season,” said Gildo Pastor, president of Venturi Automobiles.

“Our partnership over the current season is a win for both organizations. I have no doubt that Venturi Automobiles’ experience in high-performance electric vehicles will be a valuable asset for HWA AG, who will be keen to add to an already impressive record.”

Since the opening race weekend of the 2017-2018 Formula E season in Hong Kong, the Venturi Formula E team has been working in collaboration with HWA AG. The German outfit is providing technical support to the Monegasque team as well as taking the opportunity to familiarize itself with the discipline.

Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of the series, said, “It’s rewarding to see a name so synonymous with racing join the already impressive and growing list of teams and manufacturers competing in Formula E. They have a proven track record in other categories and will surely push to replicate similar achievements in Formula E as we enter a new era of fully electric racing. I’m glad to welcome Ulrich and HWA AG to the Formula E family. I’m eager to see them hit the track as a customer team later this year.”

“Formula E is a completely new motorsport discipline with extremely tough competition. It’s a challenge that we’re very happy to rise to,” added Ulrich Fritz, CEO of HWA AG. “HWA AG are the most successful team ever in DTM history. Our goal is to continue the company’s success story in Formula E.

“The street races in the heart of some of the world’s largest and most important cities open up many opportunities to appeal to an entirely new audience and to get them fired up for racing and for sustainable technologies of the future.

“In combination with the fierce competition on the racetrack, this is the perfect platform to demonstrate our core competencies on a global stage and to measure ourselves against the best teams.”

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