VENTURI AUTOMOBILES TO SUPPLY THE HWA AG TEAM WITH ITS “GEN2” FORMULA E CAR
Monaco, 9 May 2018
For the 2018-2019 season, Monegasque electric carmaker VENTURI AUTOMOBILES will be supplying its “Gen2” car to the HWA AG team, making its debut in the category.
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, and taking the opportunity to familiarise itself with the discipline.
Ahead of the fifth Formula E season, the two organisations are set to extend their partnership, with VENTURI AUTOMOBILES supplying its VENTURI VFE 05 car to HWA AG. The car has been designed entirely in Monaco by VENTURI’s own engineers (based on a DALLARA-SPARK chassis), and will be completely identical to the one used by the VENTURI Formula E team.
HALLMARK OF EXPERIENCE
VENTURI AUTOMOBILES has almost two decades’ experience in electric vehicles, and since 2016 has held the world speed record in the category with 576 km/h. The manufacturer was among the very first to throw its weight behind Formula E, and is president, Gildo PASTOR, set up the VENTURI Formula E team in 2013 to take part in the championship in its inaugural season.
WHAT THEY SAY
“I’m delighted to contribute to HWA AG’s arrival as a Formula E team by providing them our VENTURI Gen2 cars for the next season. Our partnership over the current season is a win for both organisations. 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”, Gildo PASTOR, President of VENTURI AUTOMOBILES.
“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 perfect platform to demonstrate our core competencies on a global stage and to measure ourselves against the best teams”, Ulrich FRITZ, CEO of HWA AG.
“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 joining 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”, Alejandro AGAG, Founder & CEO of Formula E.
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