“I’m very much looking forward to continuing my journey with the Mercedes family by joining Formula E as a Reserve and Development Driver. I would like to thank the team for giving me the chance to join them as they embark on this new and exciting chapter.”
Formula E is not completely new to Esteban. Apart from testing with the team in Majorca, he raced in three E-Prix during the 2016/17 season – in Mexico City, Monaco and Paris. He also contested 59 Formula One Grands Prix for Sauber and Haas from 2013 through to 2016.
Nor is he a stranger to the Mercedes-Benz Motorsport family, having provided support to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on their simulator programme in 2018. Since 2019, he has worked as a Simulator and Development Driver for the team which recently won the World Championship double for the sixth consecutive time.