JEAN-ÉRIC VERGNE WINS THE GRAND PRIX DU FESTIVAL AWARD AT THE FESTIVAL AUTOMOBILE INTERNATIONAL
5 February 2019
On the 29 January 2019, reigning ABB FIA Formula E Champion, Jean-Éric Vergne, was presented with the Grand Prix du Festival award at the 34th edition of the Festival Automobile International (FAI) in Les Invalides in Paris for his achievement in winning the Season Four Drivers’ Championship. Previous FAI winners include Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Jacky Ickx.
The 2019 ABB FIA Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix saw a brave start from Jean-Éric Vergne who launched for the lead into turn one from his P2 start position. Unfortunately, the attempt was just on the limit and the Frenchman spun out. Nevertheless, this didn’t stop the reigning Formula E champion who quickly worked his way through the grid to end P5 at the checkered flag.
DS TECHEETAH ENTER THE MARRAKESH E-PRIX ON TOP OF THE STANDINGS
10 January 2019
After a great start to the 2018/2019 ABB FIA Formula E season where the newly formed DS TECHEETAH team left the first round with both drivers in the Top 5 and leading the Team’s Championship, the team has had a good rest over the holidays and is now fully charged and ready to hit the streets of Marrakesh, Morocco, on 12 January 2019.
DS TECHEETAH READY TO HIT THE STREETS WITH THE DS E-TENSE FE19
12 December 2018
Season Five of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is set to commence this Saturday on 15 December. Fans across the world will see 22 new Gen2 cars, new tracks, new rules and new drivers added to the championship.
DS TECHEETAH ANNOUNCES TATIANA CALDERÓN AS TEST DRIVER FOR THE AD DIRIYAH E-PRIX IN-SEASON TEST
3 December 2018
DS TECHEETAH is delighted to announce that Tatiana Calderón will drive the DS E-TENSE FE19 at the in-season test on Sunday 16 December in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, following the inaugural E-Prix in the Kingdom.
DS VIRGIN RACING CAP OFF BEST EVER FORMULA E SEASON IN NEW YORK
17 July 2018
British driver Sam Bird records highest finish to date with third in drivers’ standings. DS Virgin Racing secure third in teams’ championship. Race marks final round of season four and end of Generation one car era.
SAM BIRD REDUCES TITLE DEFICIT WITH PODIUM IN ZURICH
13 June 2018
DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird reduced the title deficit to rival Jean-Eric Vergne by almost half, with a second-place finish during today’s frantic Formula E Zurich E-Prix. The result sees the British racer close the gap to 23-points, with just the final two rounds in New York left to play out – an event Bird took a clean sweep in last year. It also sees his DS Virgin Racing team remain in contention for both titles.
British racer maintains title bid and remains second in drivers’ standings. DS Virgin Racing move into third place in the teams’ championship. Formula E season draws to a close with just three rounds left to play out.
ALL FUTURE DS MODELS WILL BE EXCLUSIVELY IN ELECTRIFIED VERSIONS
8 May 2018
The 2018 Paris E-prix was an opportunity for DS Automobiles to share the details of its electrification strategy. From 2025 onwards, all new models will be available exclusively in electrified versions, either hybrid or electric. For DS, a French brand established in Paris and committed to the Formula E Championship, the recent ePrix held around the prestigious site of the Hôtel des Invalides, was an opportunity to talk about the strategy for the electrification of its vehicles.
British racer wins inaugural Formula E race in Italian capital DS Virgin Racing move into second spot in both teams’ and drivers’ standings Team blessed by Pope earlier in the week Team secure seventh career win during 40th Formula E race Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi presents winning trophy in front of capacity crowd.
PODIUM FOR BIRD IN PUNTA DEL ESTE TO MAINTAIN TITLE BID
Sam Bird secures third place during thrilling Punta del Este E-Prix. Best ever result for fellow British team-mate Alex Lynn with sixth. DS Virgin Racing move to third in both drivers’ and teams’ standings as series reaches halfway point.
The efficient technology developed by DS Automobiles' competition arm DS Performance has already harvested four victories and 10 podium finishes on four continents over a period spanning less than three years.
At the same time, the know-how accrued in racing is accelerating the development of DS Automobiles' range of electrified cars and all the brand's models will feature plug-in hybrid or all-electric variants in the future.
Visitors to DS World in Paris, France (33 rue François 1er) will be treated to an avant-premiere viewing of DS E-TENSE FE 19 finished in an exclusive matt black and gold livery when it goes on display on 7 March.
DS Virgin Racing's Sam Bird picked up further championship points to keep up his title bid in the all-electric Formula E series, during today's frantic inaugural race in Santiago, Chile. The British racer finished fifth, as well as securing the fastest lap of the race, to secure yet more vital points to lie in third place in the drivers' standings, with DS Virgin Racing also in third spot in the teams' standings.
Double points finish for DS Virgin Racing drivers in round three. DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird secured third place during today’s Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix, with team-mate Alex Lynn once again securing a points finish. The result puts Bird just four points off the top spot in the drivers’ championship with the team second overall in the teams’ standings.
The DS Virgin Racing team reveal their first driver for the official Formula E rookie test in Marrakesh. FIA Formula 3 runner-up Joel Eriksson has today been confirmed as one of DS Virgin Racing’s drivers for the forthcoming Formula E rookie test. Read the article in full to find out more.
DS Virgin Racing’s win for the championship opening in Hong Kong
DS Virgin Racing has secured an outstanding victory in the first round of the Formula E Championship, which took place on 2 December and 3 December, 2017 in Hong Kong, placing its driver Sam Bird at the top of the driver standings and its team in second place of the team standings with three-point’s difference with the leader. Encouraging results for the next stage of the 2017/2018 season scheduled for 13 January, 2018 in Marrakech.
DS Virgin Racing unveils Formula E season four challenger
DS Virgin Racing has today launched its season four Formula E car – the DSV-03 – ahead of the opening rounds in Hong Kong, and coinciding with the anniversary of the team’s maiden victory.
The fully-electric single-seater features an enhanced livery in the team’s now familiar purple, red and silver colour scheme, with subtle tweaks throughout. Under the cover, the experts at DS Performance have worked on further optimising the performance and efficiency of the car, including a new upgraded software system.