The Mercedes-Benz EQ Team has moved a step closer to their goal with its new car, the EQ Silver Arrow 01 turning a wheel at Varano, Italy.



Stoffel Vandoorne and Venturi driver Edoardo Mortara conducted tests over two days, with the Mercedes power unit covering a total distance of 527km.


“When a new racing car comes to life for the first time and goes out onto the track, that’s always a very special moment”, said , team principal and CEO of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.


“Not only have we reached an important milestone for our as yet young team, but we have also laid a solid foundation for further development. But there is still a lot of work to do before our race debut when the next season starts toward the end of this year.”


“We are very pleased with the progress made during our first test with the new car,” said Ian James, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Formula E. “The first days of testing at Varano were a very important step in the development of our team. We brought together experts from our different sites at Affalterbach, Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart, and at the end of a successful three days, they left as members of a team – it was the birth of the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team.


“In the coming weeks and months, many more milestones will follow on the way to our first race.”