DS Automobiles and Jean-Éric Vergne winners in India
Hyderabad, 11th February 2023
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship’s first appearance in India did not disappoint! In Hyderabad, the capital of Télangana, the 100% electric single-seater category produced a superb spectacle, with a race full of overtaking and twists and surprises, all in front of a crowd of 25,000 people.

“JEV” performed brilliantly to take his 11th victory in the championship, with DS Automobiles celebrating its 16th success in Formula E. The victory has also launched Vergne into the championship mix too, with the Frenchman third in the provisional drivers’ standings.


Despite only starting 17th on the grid, Stoffel Vandoorne also delivered a superb performance, thus confirming the impressive pace of the DS E-TENSE FE23. Dropping to eighth position, Vandoorne was still able to score points for the second time this season.

Eugenio Franzetti, DS Performance Director:

"Motorsport is a bit like life. When we mix work and human quality, we always get very good results. This is what I remember from this great victory for JEV! The team worked very hard to regain this level of performance and our drivers had a wonderful race. JEV was very quick all weekend and Stoffel made an incredible comeback!"

Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will continue in two weeks’ time at another brand-new circuit for all competitors in Cape Town, South Africa, on Saturday 25 February. Both DS Automobiles drivers and the entire DS PENSKE team will be aiming to continue this strong momentum.