The ABB FIA Formulation E Earth Championship has experienced a sillier-than-regular silly period, with brands and groups joining the motorists in the regular large-stakes game of contractual musical chairs as anyone prepares for the Gen3 period. Mercedes-EQ is withdrawing from Formulation E following successful its next consecutive championship. DS and Techeetah have parted means, and now the French luxury brand name is allying with Dragon Penske Autosport.”
Stoffel Vandoorne, the reigning FIA System E World Winner, has now been declared as a driver of the new DS Penske group. He will be competing alongside two-time winner Jean-Eric Vergne, who is also relocating from Techeetah to Dragon Penske. The driver pairing is the most decorated in the championship heading into System E’s 9th year and headlines the new manufacturing unit crew of the series’ marquee brand name.
Jay Penske, founder and owner of Penske Autosport:
“We’re thrilled to partner with DS Automobiles, an iconic automotive manufacturer who shares our ambitions in striving for excellence. This is a major milestone for our team, and anything we have been searching forward to for years. Together we will press the technological boundaries in our hunt for effectiveness and wins. With globe winner driver Stoffel and two-time winner Jean-Eric, I am self-assured that we have just one of the strongest line-ups on the grid!”
When these moves have been very long rumored, there even now are a lot of queries still to be answered. How significantly of the DS engineering staff members will also go from Techeetah to Penske? Also, why did DS pick to companion with Penske Autosport? Other than the familial relation amongst Jay Penske and his legendary father Roger Penske, there is no connection concerning Penske Autosport and Workforce Penske. Dragon Penske has been the 2nd-worst staff in the Formulation E standing for the previous a few seasons. When the DS Penske cars will use the gold and black of DS Techeetah, will the group see equivalent results?