Mercedes-Benz EQ

Name: Mercedes-Benz EQ
Founded:
1923/2018
Based:
Brixworth, Northampton, UK and Affalterbach, Germany
Founders:
Emil Jellinek
Team Principal:
Ian James
Car Numbers: 5 and 17
Current Drivers:
Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries

History
Mercedes-Benz debuted under the name in 1926 after he two companies merged together. They debuted in Formula One in in 1954. Fangio went on to win fours raced in their debut year where they won the championship. The team then withdrew from all factory-sponsored motorsport in 1955 following the Le Mans disaster. Mercedes returned back to supplying engines in 1994, working with McLaren to supply engines for the team from 1995 to 2014. From 2014 onward, the team moved to supply for Williams. McLaren and Mercedes continued their partnership to the production of a roadcar. They also supply the cars to the FIA for the use of saftey cars and other official roles. Mercedes-AMG returned to Formula One in 2010 with Michael Schumacher and Nico Rosberg where they took fourth in the standings. They have continued to race in Formula One since then, winning the team championship 6 years in a row from 2014 to 2019. The team also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Spa 24 Hours and the European Touring Car Championship. In 1985, the team returned to the World Sportscar Championship as an engine supplier for Sauber where the combination went on to take multiple wins. Mercedes also entered engines in Indycar and Formula Three.

Notable Drivers
– Lewis Hamilton
– Valtteri Bottas
– Juan Manuel Fangio
– Michael Schumacher
– Nico Rosberg
– Nyck de Vries
– Stoffel Vandoorne

FIA Formula E
The team unofficially entered the Formula E season with their affiliation with HWA for the 2018 to 2019 season. Mercedes went on to debut in the 2019 to 2020 season under the name Mercedes-Benz EQ. They chose to keep the groundwork that HWA laid for them to avoid problems.

2019-2020 FIA Formula E Season
For the FIA Formula E 2019 to 2020 season, the team will be joined by Stoffel Vandoorne in car 5 and Nyck de Vries in car number 17. So far, they have raced in 5 races and currently sit at 5th in the standings with 56 points.

(Information updated: 14/03/2020)