New Formula E Team HWA Announces Paffett As First Driver

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Gary Paffett has been announced as the first driver to join HWA’s new Formula E entry ahead of the 2018/19 championship.

The squad, which will officially be called HWA RACELAB, will be run by HWA AG CEO and Mercedes DTM boss Ulrich Fritz as team principal.

Lucas di Grassi’s former engineer at Abt Audi, Franco Chiocchetti, has been given the head of Formula E operations role.

HWA has also released the livery it will run on its cars, which will be fitted with Venturi-supplied VFE-05 powertrains.

“I am really excited about driving for HWA in the fifth season of Formula E,” said Paffett, who drove for Venturi at the inaugural FE rookie test in Marrakech in January.

“This is basically the first time for 15 years that I will have switched series and cars.

“It will be a major challenge – for me, and for the team. Most of them – like me – are moving over from the DTM.

“As such, we have a lot to learn. It will certainly not be easy at first, but we are ready and are all looking forward to it.

“Formula E is a very promising series with great prospects. It is great to be a part of it.

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