Dragon Formulation E group rebrands and delivers in DS, Vandoorne and Vergne

Dragon Racing have declared their rebrand as Penske Autosport, as perfectly as the arrival of a new powertrain provide and two winner motorists for the 2022-23 Formulation E year.

DS Vehicles, which run Techeetah to the FE drivers’ and groups titles for two yrs in a row, will now have Dragon/Penske as its manufacturing unit group in the collection by way of a new powertrain and program provide.

Stoffel Vandoorne, who expended the previous 3 seasons at Mercedes and is the reigning environment winner, and Techeetah’s two-moments winner Jean-Eric Vergne will be driving Penske’s cars and trucks up coming yr in the 1st year of FE’s Gen3 period. Both equally have currently analyzed with Penske.

The Silverstone-dependent American group – which was a race-profitable procedure in IndyCar prior to it switched to FE in 2014 – is operate by Jay Penske, the son of Staff Penske founder and IndyCar collection operator Roger Penske. Considering the fact that 2016 their powertrains have been badged as Penske models, while they have been created by 3rd-celebration corporations, and now the group by itself will be termed Penske way too.

“The start off of a new affiliation is constantly a massive second, and all of us at DS Efficiency are keen to start this new experience with Penske Autosport,” stated Thomas Chevaucher, director of efficiency at DS.

“We are starting up this partnership in the finest attainable way by getting two champions in the group. Many thanks to Stoffel and Jean-Eric, we likely have 1 of the finest line-ups and also the swiftest pairing on the grid. With the powertrain and program abilities of DS Efficiency, we are now in an suitable placement to continue on our hunt for victories and titles.”

Amongst them, Vandoorne and Vergne have gained thirteen FE races, 22 pole positions, taken swiftest lap 8 moments and stood on the podium forty five moments. Whilst Mercedes have departed FE, Vandoorne continues to be 1 of the brand’s Formulation one reserve motorists.

“I’m actually content to be becoming a member of DS Penske from up coming year,” Vandoorne stated. “It’s a massive alter for me just after 4 yrs at Mercedes but I am extremely enthusiastic to start off performing with the group.

“DS has accomplished superb outcomes in the previous, profitable the drivers’ and teams’ titles two times: it is a superior history and 1 that I hope I can include to prior to prolonged. It is also a terrific enjoyment to be connected with the only double winner in FE. I believe that that JEV and I will sort 1 of the strongest line-ups for year 9.”

Vergne, who gained the next of his FE titles with DS energy, extra: “I’m particularly content to continue on my experience with DS. Our extremely 1st race alongside one another dates again to 2015 and I believe that that our affiliation has built a massive affect on the record of FE.

“With DS and its fantastic engineers, who have been with me for a selection of yrs now, we have accomplished 28 podiums, ten victories and, of class, gained the drivers’ and teams’ titles two times. In excess of the class of these seasons, I have constructed a actually sturdy connection and rely on with the group, the two on a human and a sporting degree.

“I’m also actually on the lookout ahead to the partnership with Penske, which is a big identify in environment motorsport, and to forming a sound driver pairing with Stoffel.”

Penske is the 3rd group that DS has equipped in FE, getting to begin with entered the collection in partnership with Virgin Racing prior to its productive swap to powering Techeetah’s cars and trucks through FE’s Gen2 period.

2022-2023 Formulation E driver line-upTeamDriverAbtRobin FrijnsAbtNico MullerAndrettiJake DennisAndrettiAndre LottererDS PenskeStoffel VandoorneDS PenskeJean-Eric VergneTecheetahTBCTecheetahTBCEnvisionNick CassidyEnvisionSebastien BuemiJaguarMitch EvansJaguarSam BirdMahindraOliver RowlandMahindraLucas di GrassiMaseratiTBCMaseratiTBCMcLarenRene RastMcLarenTBCNIOSergio Sette CamaraNIODan TicktumNissanNorman NatoNissanSacha FenestrazPorscheAntonio Felix da CostaPorschePascal Wehrlein

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