Mercedes admit they are Formula E "beginners" ahead of debut this weekend

20-11-2019 14:58 | Updated: 20-11-2019 15:43
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Mercedes admit they are Formula E beginners ahead of debut this weekend

Mercedes' new adventure in Formula E starts this week, but despite a brilliant driver line up and the best team in F1, the team are staying grounded, saying that they are only "beginners" in the sport.

Mercedes have one of the most impressive driver line ups on the grid with former McLaren F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne joined by current F2 champion Nyck de Vries for season six of the all electric series.

Team principal Ian James said: "Finally, the day has come that everyone in the team has been working towards.

"The season opener is not the end of this journey but rather the beginning. We are conscious of our status as beginners. We therefore have to learn quickly from errors as they occur and to continue developing as a team.

"Finishing the two races somewhere in the points would obviously be fantastic. But no matter how this first race turns out for us, I would like to express my gratitude here and now to the entire team for their tireless efforts.

"What I've experienced over the past few months has been the epitome of commitment in terms of teamwork."

The first race from Saudi Arabia is on Friday at 4pm UK time. You can watch on Eurosport or on the BBC website.

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