Why Mercedes is backing two McLaren F1 outcasts

Why Mercedes is backing two McLaren F1 outcasts

Mercedes will be hoping to emulate its run of Formula 1 success when it makes its debut in Formula E's sixth season later this year - and the drivers it has chosen to lead the way will be seeking glory in pastures new

Now there are four drivers who can say they race a Silver Arrows.

Where before it was just Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas racing works Mercedes single-seaters, now they will be joined - via a completely separate series - by Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries.

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