Thursday, 6 Oct 2022

NEOM, Mercedes-EQ Celebrate Winning World Tournament for Formula E Race

Riyadh-- The Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, along with its official partner NEOM, celebrated the win and maintain the titles of FIA Formula E Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships, which was held in Seoul, South Korea upon the conclusion of the Season 8 of Formula E, where the team this season secure the win and tournament number 100 in the history of e-cars in the world.

Finishing Round 16 of the season in second place, Team Driver Stoffel Vandoorne secured both the Drivers’ Championship and crucial points to ensure the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team celebrated the Team World Championship title.

Meanwhile, as part of this sports partnership, two of the NEOM-affiliated GrOW graduate program have finished their professional scholarship that lasted for an entire year, where Ahmad Al-Hussein and Dua Al-Thaher worked with the best global efficiencies of engineers, experts and technicians at the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team.

On the occasion, Managing Director of Sport at NEOM, Jan Paterson said: "Congratulations to our partners the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team on another incredible season and securing back-to-back double Championship wins. Alongside the team’s success on the track, we are delighted to welcome the two GrOW secondees back to NEOM following their year-long placement within the Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team. We place high importance on supporting and empowering the development of NEOM’s future leaders and it is a testament to the power of sports partnerships when we see the personal and professional growth of our two secondees that they have attained from operating in a high-performance sports team."

Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team Principal, Ian James, said: "We are hugely grateful to NEOM for their continued support throughout the last three seasons. It has been a great pleasure and privilege to work alongside the two secondees, with each bringing a fresh perspective and obvious leadership qualities to the team. We’re very excited to follow their journeys back in NEOM and to witness the continued development of this inspiring region."

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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