Venturi has confirmed a new partnership with Mercedes technical affiliate HWA ahead of the new Formula E season, starting in Hong Kong on Saturday.
HWA has worked with a number of Mercedes’ racing operations since 1998, and will now expand its reach into Formula E via the Monegasque Venturi team.
Venturi finished ninth in last season’s Formula E teams’ championship, but is now aiming to move up the field after striking the new partnership with HWA.
“This organization boasts an impressive record, in the DTM for example, where they are the official partner of Mercedes,” Venturi president Gildo Pallanca Pastor said.
“Venturi Formula E Team and HWA will both benefit from this collaboration. My teams in Monaco, stronger than ever, are working hand in hand with HWA.”
HWA’s arrival acts as a first foray into Formula E for a Mercedes-affiliated brand ahead of the German marque’s factory entry in season six (2019/20).
Venturi is also fielding two Mercedes factory drivers, Edoardo Mortara and Maro Engel, in Formula E this season.