After a successful partnership with Virgin Racing DS Automobiles has now chosen Techeetah to fight for the title in Formula E
Involved in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship since its opening to builders, DS Automobiles will bring its new car – the DS E-TENSE FE 19 – to the next season in an association with the Techeetah team.
This new partnership marks the end of DS Automobiles’ involvement in Formula E with Virgin Racing, a partnership that has resulted in 5 race victories, 16 podiums, 6 pole positions and 3 fastest laps in racing. Over the last three seasons, DS Virgin Racing has twice finished in the top-three of the Team Championship.
The new team will be formally presented on October 1, before the start of Formula One’s fifth season to be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 15 December.
Remember that the new season will be marked by the entry into action of the new generation of single seater, which now have an autonomy of 45 minutes plus 1 lap, without the need to change the car in the middle of the race.
The single-seater for next season will have significant changes in terms of aesthetics and aerodynamics, in addition to being equipped with new electric motors of 250 kW, developed by the brands, maintaining the management of energy as a fundamental part of the championship .
“We are very excited about this partnership with DS Automobiles as we enter a new era of the Formula E Championship with the introduction of the 2nd Generation car. DS has a lot of experience in this championship, so we are looking forward to combining the deep experience and competence of two of the best teams in the paddock, as well as the fact that Techeetah is for the first time a factory team, stressed Edmund Chu, president of the Techeetah team