Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Toto Wolff says Mercedes’ “first all-electric World Championship win” has made history.
Yesterday Mercedes won the first FIA recognized Formula E Teams’ Championship title in an exciting finale to the 2020/2021 season in Berlin.
The team’s driver, and Mercedes’ F1 reserve driver, Nyck de Vries also claimed the drivers’ title and became the first FIA recognized Formula E World Champion.
Toto Wolff was present at the race as the Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport.
“What an end to this season,” Wolff said after the race.
“The highs, lows, ups and downs have been a given this season, and the final race of the season wasn’t an exception.
“What we saw today was a reflection of how the season has been unfolding; not straightforward, always unexpected, but with hard work always rewarded in the end.
“Today’s championship win marks the first all-electric World Championship win for Mercedes-Benz, and with that history was written.
“Congratulations to the team, all the men and women in the UK and Germany who’ve made this possible.
“This is their win,” concluded Wolff.
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Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, also gave his comments on the historic win.
“Congratulations to the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team and Nyck de Vries: the first team and driver to claim an all-electric World Championship,” Schäfer said.
“This also marked Mercedes-Benz’ first main victory in electric racing, adding to the already rich Mercedes-Benz Motorsport history.
“I am very proud that our team once more demonstrated Mercedes-Benz’ electric drive competence.
Over the last two seasons the team have shown the world what Mercedes-Benz is all about: pushing the boundaries and paving the way in every field of mobility,” concluded Schäfer.
Although there are rumours swirling around that Mercedes could pull out of Formula E following this win, Mercedes FE team principal Ian James seemed to indicate otherwise after the race.
“We’ve added to over 125 years of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport heritage by winning not only the drivers’ but also the teams’ World Championship in Formula E,” James said.
“It was phenomenal to see the Mercedes-EQ Silver Arrow 02 achieve what we always knew was possible.
“It’s with a great deal of excitement that I now look forward to defending both titles in season 8,” James concluded.