How Mercedes's Formula E squad replicated the F1 team's best trait
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With its ultra-successful sister team in Formula 1 and a support network providing some of the best minds and resources in the business, Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James knew his squad had all the winning ingredients. But mixing it together was no easy feat and required key attributes to be grown from within

The Mercedes-EQ Formula E team is such a young entity. But one of the advantages we had from the off was our connections with the wider Mercedes motorsport family – with the grand prix team, High Performance Powertrains at Brixworth and HWA coming out of the DTM. It was perfect because you could cherry pick the best bits and bring it all together.

When the personnel were chosen, we took everybody down to Lake Constance on the German-Austrian border for a couple of days. We focused on what it meant to be a team and what we wanted to achieve, so everybody had a clear understanding of the common goal.

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