DS Automobiles will celebrate its 4th race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Sunday, June 2023, 100, in Jakarta, Indonesia. This weekend will be a very important celebration for the DS Automobiles brand and the Formula E world. In the second race of the Jakarta E-Prix to be held on Sunday, June 4, 2023, the French manufacturer will start a Formula E race for the 100th time since its participation in the 100 percent electric championship began.
DS Automobiles started racing in the second season of Formula E in 2015 and left its mark on electric motorsport history with 2 different generations of Formula E vehicles. The brand, which will enter its 3th race in Jakarta, won 100 championships in both teams and drivers' championships, 4 victories, 16 podiums and 47 pole positions. To celebrate this anniversary, reigning world champion Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne, the only two-time champion in the history of the sport, take to the track in a DS E-TENSE FE22 with a specially designed exterior. Same zamThe French driver, who is also currently a DS Automobiles representative, will also wear a helmet with colors celebrating the 100th race.
The event was held with Béatrice Foucher, Yves Bonnefont, Alessandro Agag, Jean-Marc Finot, Thomas Chevaucher, Eugenio Franzetti, Jean-Eric Vergne, Stoffel Vandoorne, Antonio Félix Da Costa, Sam Bird and André Lotterer, who played an important role in the DS Automobiles Formula E adventure. on social networks with a video featuring testimonies such as the team's first championship in New York, the second championship in Berlin, victories in Sanya, Bern, Marrakech, Monaco, Rome, Hyderabad, and other content that provides summaries of their impressive and special moments. will be widely available.
DS Automobiles has become Formula E's most award-winning manufacturer, winning two doubles with Jean-Eric Vergne in 2019 and Antonio Félix Da Costa in 2020, taking the podium in almost every race for almost eight years. The story of DS Automobiles continues to transform and it is estimated that the 8 races to be held at the Jakarta E-Prix on 3-4 June 2023 will once again witness the magnificent performances of the French team.
Eugenio Franzetti, Director of DS Performance, said: “We will witness a historic and touching moment for all of us in Jakarta. First of all, I would like to thank everyone who contributed with great passion and talent to this extraordinary event. Celebrating the 100th race in Formula E is truly a milestone and we are also very proud to have done so with our outstanding track record. A few years ago, DS Automobiles decided to create the DS PERFORMANCE competition arm and participated in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. We saw that this decision was a very strategic and correct choice. Our many victories over the years have allowed DS Automobiles to increase its reputation significantly, as well as gain the technical experience that has helped us support and accelerate electrification for our entire brand. Today, DS PERFORMANCE's Gen3 race cars remain a magnificent research laboratory paving the way for the design of the next generation of electric road vehicles. In this context, from 2024, all new cars from DS Automobiles will be 100 percent electric.”