MAHLE enters Formula E as partner to HWA RACELAB.

MAHLE and HWA RACELAB announce new partnership for 2018/19 Formula E.

  • MAHLE becomes official partner and team sponsor to HWA RACELAB, the driving force behind the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport DTM Team success story
  • Partnership consolidates MAHLE’s position as key player in electromobility
  • Ulrich Fritz: “Blending experience and progress is the common denominator of MAHLE and HWA”

Affalterbach, 9th October 2018 – HWA RACELAB have secured MAHLE as their new official partner and team sponsor for the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E season. It is a commitment that underscores MAHLE’s capabilities in the field of electromobility.

MAHLE Motorsport has already been active as a developer and system partner in international racing for very many years now, including Formula 1, the DTM, MotoGP and NASCAR. Entering into a partnership with HWA RACELAB in Formula E is a clear sign that MAHLE intends to continue on this successful path.

“MAHLE Motorsport has been known in the industry as a strong development partner since the early days of racing,” says Fred Türk, Vice President MAHLE Motorsport. “We see ourselves as an active driver of innovation – and at the very highest level.”

MAHLE designs and manufactures solutions for electrically powered vehicles all around the world and has a broad product portfolio that covers the areas of powertrain, thermal management, power electronics, filtration and air conditioning.

“Our involvement in Formula E reflects the dual corporate strategy of MAHLE in motor racing,” says Dr Jörg Stratmann, Chairman and CEO of the MAHLE Group. “We are also proponents of sustainable solutions and of innovative strength in the field of e-mobility.”

“Blending experience and progress is the common denominator of MAHLE and HWA,” says Ulrich Fritz, CEO of HWA AG. “MAHLE is traditionally known as a pioneer of efficient combustion engines and as an enabler and innovation driver in the field of e mobility. As the most successful team in the history of the DTM, HWA is now facing new challenges as it prepares to contest Formula E, a series that is about to enter its fifth season. Together with our partner MAHLE, we intend to master these challenges as we embark on a new era of motorsport together.”

The 2018/19 Formula E season begins on 15 December in Diriyah near Riyadh (Saudi Arabia).

MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimizing the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology - both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. Components and systems from MAHLE are also used off the road - in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications.

In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with about 78.000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major research and development centers in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, around 6.100 development engineers and technicians are working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.

About HWA AG
HWA AG is an independent, 360° engineering specialist in the fields of automobile racing and high-performance cars. Formed in 1998 by Hans Werner Aufrecht, the company is based in Affalterbach (Germany) and employs roughly 300 highly-qualified members of staff. HWA AG offers all its products and services under the motto ENGINEERING SPEED: The company’s objective is to develop the best possible, high-quality solutions, in order to get its partners and customers to their destination quicker. The portfolio of services ranges from designing all vehicle components to assembling complete cars, together with the relevant logistics, after-sales and support services.

HWA RACELAB is HWA AG’s operations team in motorsport. It brings together experienced specialists in high-quality race engineering and the associated services, in pursuit of success on the motorsport scene. HWA RACELAB will enter Formula E as a new team in the 2018/19 season, adding a future-oriented string to HWA’s wealth of racetrack expertise. With ten Drivers’ titles and over 180 race wins as a works team for Mercedes-AMG in the DTM, the company is one of the most successful players in international motorsport. HWA RACELAB also draws on the company’s other core areas of expertise, such as the development, assembly and running of GT cars for customer racing, as well as the assembly of Formula 3 race engines.


Oliver Kapffenstein
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Communications, Formula E

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Marlene Wieland
Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Communications, Formula E

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