Mercedes Explain the Significance of ‘E Performance’ in New 2021 F1 Car Name

Published 03/02/2021, 12:30 PM EST
SPIELBERG, AUSTRIA: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Styria at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. (Photo by Dan Istitene – Formula 1/Formula 1 via Getty Images)

Mercedes have unveiled their new car for the 2021 season, the car named the W12 E will fight for the championship come 2021.


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The car is also the Silver Arrows’ first to feature the E performance designation and bringing them closer to their performance division.

The German outfit has produced a series of indomitable machines on the trot, ever since the hybrid era came into effect. The Brackley-based team has also brought their A-game to the grid, resulting in consecutive constructors’ titles.


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Mercedes will be hoping that their 2021 creation will lead them to glory and pave the road for greater technological innovation and speed on the grid as well as off it. The W12 E will see the track when it reaches Bahrain for pre-season testing later this month.

SOCHI, RUSSIA: Valtteri Bottas of Finland driving the (77) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Mercedes pledges its loyalty to the AMG division

The Silver Arrows put out a statement on their website that stated, “The team’s 2021 challenger is named Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance and is our first car to use the ‘E PERFORMANCE’ designation, signifying our closer alignment to the Mercedes-AMG performance division in the future.

The team further added, ” ‘E PERFORMANCE’ is the new technology label that will be used in product names and badges on all forthcoming Mercedes-AMG performance hybrid cars–which feature direct cascade technology from F1 and, in particular, the work of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth.”

This bold move by Mercedes shows their dedication to bringing the power of E performance to their AMG division cars.


The pilots behind the dominant Silver Arrows’ car remain unchanged

Mercedes has faith in their two drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. The duo shoulder the responsibility of bringing home the yet another title for the team in the upcoming season.

Similarly, Lewis Hamilton has signed a 1-year contract with the team. He hopes to set a record this season by winning his 8th world title in 2021.


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However, both drivers will no longer have a seat at the Brackley work station after the year ends. Who will be given the keys to the impeccable piece of machinery that is on everyone’s mind?

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 27: Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes and Great Britain during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 27, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Peter J Fox/Getty Images,)

The Brackley-based outfit gets set to pack their bags and reach Bahrain for the pre-season testing, which will take place from 12th to 14th March. The team will stay there for the season-opening race that is to be held on the 28th of March.


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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.