The talented duo, who have a total of three pilot championships together, will continue their goal of reaching the podium on behalf of the DS PENSKE team, at the wheel of the DS E-TENSE FE23. The 10th Formula E season will start with official test driving days to be held in Valencia, Spain, between 24-27 October.
Before the new season of Formula E, DS Automobiles and its partner PENSKE AUTOSPORT announced that they will continue the adventure with 2018 and 2019 champion French pilot Jean-Eric Vergne, as well as 2022 World Champion Belgian pilot Stoffel Vandoorne. While many valuable lessons were learned in the mixed-results 9th season, this unique squad of Formula E champions reunited with the French team. The team's goal is to be at the top level of competition from the first race to be held in Mexico on January 13, 2024. Having won double championships in 2019 and 2020, the premium brand of the Stellantis Group is relying on the performance of the DS E-TENSE FE9 and the expertise of the entire team to achieve further podium success. Formula E, a true technological laboratory, remains an important asset for the new DS Automobiles models that will be 23% electric from 2024.
DS Performance Director Eugenio Franzetti; “Last year we achieved high points with victory in India, podiums in Cape Town and Berlin and pole position in Sao Paulo. However, we also experienced difficult moments. The only thing that remained constant throughout all these ups and downs was our pilots. every speed zamthey protected the moment; They have been determined to do their best both on and off the track. For these reasons, we are very happy to continue this adventure with our two champions. We are the only team on the track with two world champions. "We will build on their talents and improve, paying special attention to preparation and performance at every race weekend throughout the coming season."
2018 and 2019 Formula E World Champion Jean-Éric Vergne; “I am very happy to continue the adventure with DS PENSKE! We continue on the road with the same teammate and our Gen3 vehicle. As a chapter closes, it's time to focus on the season ahead. zamThe moment has come. I love competing, but above all else I love winning. I want to experience this special feeling again with the team. I have a real relationship of trust with engineers and technicians. Their dedication and hard work inspire me. I want to repay the faith that Jay Penske and the other members of the team have placed in me. All points are reset at the beginning of the season. We form a solid duo with Stoffel. We've had a few good races and we're working hard to get back to the top. We need to try to do better and we won't stop until we do it. My absolute focus and determination are at their highest. I am always motivated to win more championships with this amazing team. zam"It's higher than before," he said.
2022 Formula E Champion Stoffel Vandoorne; “I am very happy to continue the journey we started a year ago with this team. Consistency and stability will form the foundations of our future success. JEV and I are one of the best duos in this field. We took some important steps last season and we continue to get stronger together. Our goal for next season is to ensure consistency in our performance. Our ultimate goal is, of course, to win the championship. "I look forward to continuing to move forward with the strength we get from here and winning many trophies with the team," he said.
Key achievements since DS Automobiles joined Formula E:
22 pole positions
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