Formula E: highlights of season 9
Formula E season 9
A win, some podiums and plenty of learning for DS Automobiles
Paris, August 2nd, 2023
A baptism of fire for the third generation of Formula E, the season was characterised by fierce competition with plenty of twists and turns. After 16 closely contested rounds, DS Automobiles and its partner PENSKE AUTOSPORT racked up three podiums (including one victory) and one pole position.

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship concluded its ninth season on 30th July at the ExCeL circuit in London. This important era introduced the third-generation single-seater (Gen3), with Season 9 going down in history as one of the most intense battles since the creation of the all-electric series.


During the seven months of fierce competition, DS Penske experienced races where not all the team’s objectives were met, but it also took away a collection of excellent results – thanks notably to some great drives from Jean-Eric Vergne

The two-time Formula E champion showed confidence with his DS E-TENSE FE23 to claim a magnificent victory in Hyderabad (India), then second place in Cape Town (South Africa) and finally third in Berlin (Germany). The 2022 Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne set a brilliant pole position in São Paulo (Brazil), with all the combined results meaning that the DS PENSKE team sealed fifth in the teams’ championship this year.

In terms of powertrain rankings, DS Automobiles finishes third among the seven manufacturers that entered Season 9: an encouraging result given the immense competition in Formula E.

Key statistics since DS Automobiles entered Formula E:

105 races

4 championship titles

16 victories

47 podiums

22 pole positions

After three podiums and many valuable lessons learned through adversity, DS Automobiles is already preparing to come back to Formula E even stronger. Having claimed double titles in 2019 and 2020, the premium manufacturer from the Stellantis group intends to return to the very top in season 10!