The ABB FIA Formula E all electric racing championship announced on Wednesday that HWA AG will become a customer team in the series for season five after extending their partnership with Venturi Automobiles with the Monaco based company proving HWA AG with powertrains for season five.
Speaking about the news, ABB FIA Formula E Founder and CEO Alejandro Agag commented by saying:
Not only does Formula E have a new-look and unique visual identity for season five, with the futuristic next generation car – but we also have exciting news with a new team entering the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in HWA AG. 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
The announcement brings the number of teams competing in the ABB Formula E championship to 11 and speaking about the news, Ulrich Fritz, CEO of HWA AG commented saying:
Formula E is a completely new motorsport discipline with extremely tough competition. It’s a challenge that we’re very happy to rise to. HWA AG are the most successful team ever in DTM history. Our goal is to continue the company’s success story in Formula E. At the same time, Formula E with its unique concept offers a completely new perspective on the future for motorsport. The series is characterised by its innovative pioneering spirit and by its willingness to develop new ways of interacting with the fans. 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 perfec t platform to demonstrate our core competencies on a global stage and to measure ourselves against the best teams.
Gildo Pastor, President of Venturi Automobiles commented by saying:
I’m delighted to contribute to HWA AG’s arrival as a Formula E team, by providing them our Venturi Gen2 cars for next season. Our partnership over the current season is a win for both organisations. I have no doubt that the experience of Venturi Automobiles in high-performance electric vehicles will be a valuable asset for HWA AG, who will be keen to add to an already impressive record.