- DS Automobiles will celebrate its 100th race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship next Sunday in Jakarta (Indonesia)
- Having been involved in Formula E since 2015, and winning a record number of titles and podiums, DS Automobiles has established itself as the most decorated manufacturer in the all-electric competition
- With PENSKE AUTOSPORT, Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne, the French premium brand from the Stellantis group is at the forefront of action in Season 9
For the the DS Automobiles brand and the world of Formula E, this weekend marks a highly significant anniversary. On Sunday June 4, at the second race of the Jakarta E-Prix, the French manufacturer will start a Formula E race for the 100th time since its involvement in the 100% electric championship began.
DS Automobiles entered the competition in 2015 (Season 2) and has made its mark on the history of electric motorsport with three generations of Formula E. Heading into its 100th race, the brand has racked up four championship titles (including both teams’ and drivers’ titles), 16 victories, 47 podiums and 22 pole positions to its name.
To celebrate this anniversary, reigning world champion Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Eric Vergne – the only two-time champion in the history of the sport – will drive a DS E-TENSE FE23 with a specially-created livery to mark the occasion. The Frenchman, who is also a DS Automobiles ambassador, will be wearing a helmet in colours that celebrate 100 races.
The event will be widely publicised on social networks, with a video featuring testimonials from the personalities who have played key a role in the DS Automobiles Formula E adventure (including 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) as well as other content featuring the team’s great moments: the debut title in New York, the second title in Berlin, plus victories in Sanya, Bern, Marrakesh, Monaco, Rome, Hyderabad…
With two double titles (in 2019 with Jean-Eric Vergne and 2020 with Antonio Félix Da Costa) as well as a podium from nearly every other race for almost eight years, DS Automobiles has established itself as the most decorated manufacturer in Formula E.
The story of DS Automobiles continues to unfold, and there’s no doubt that the two races of the Jakarta E-Prix on June 3 and 4 will be the scene of further fine performances from the French team!
Eugenio Franzetti, DS Performance director:
“We’ll be experiencing a historic and moving moment for all of us in Jakarta. First of all, I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has contributed with such passion and talent to this extraordinary event. Celebrating 100 races in Formula E is truly a milestone, and to do so with the sort of track record that we have accumulated is a source of great pride. A few years ago, DS Automobiles decided to create its DS Performance competition arm, and entered the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. This turned out to be a strategic and winning choice. Thanks to our many victories accumulated over the years, the reputation of DS Automobiles has grown considerably, and we’ve also acquired the technical experience that has helped us to support and accelerate the electrification of the entire brand. These days, the Gen3 single-seaters from DS Performance remain an excellent research laboratory to prepare the next generation of electric road cars. From 2024 in fact, all new cars from DS Automobiles will be 100% electric.”
Key figures since DS Automobiles entered Formula E:
- 98 races
- 4 championship titles
- 16 victories
- 47 podiums
- 22 pole positions