DS Automobiles, PENSKE AUTOSPORT to partner as DS PENSKE from Season 9

DS Automobiles, PENSKE AUTOSPORT to partner as DS PENSKE from Season 9

DS Automobiles, one of Formula E's most successful marques, is set to begin a new chapter as partner of PENSKE AUTOSPORT, with the newly-christened DS PENSKE set to welcome incumbent World Champion Stoffel Vandoorne alongside double champion Jean-Eric Vergne.

With the new partnership alongside one of motorsport's most recognisable team names sealed, and objectively two of the quickest drivers on the grid in the bag, Director of DS Performance Thomas Chevaucher has his eyes on silverware, including world titles.

“The start of a new association is always a big moment, and all of us at DS Performance are eager to begin this new adventure with PENSKE AUTOSPORT," says Chevaucher.

"We are starting this partnership in the best possible way by having two champions in the team! Thanks to Stoffel and Jean-Eric, we probably have one of the best line-ups and also the fastest pairing on the grid. With the powertrain and software expertise of DS Performance, we are now in an ideal position to continue our hunt for victories and titles.” 

 

“We’re thrilled to partner with DS Automobiles, an iconic automotive brand who shares our ambitions in striving for excellence," adds Jay Penske, Founder and owner of PENSKE AUTOSPORT.

"This is a major milestone for our team, and something we have been looking forward to for years. Together we will push the technological boundaries in our hunt for performance and wins. With world champion driver Stoffel and two-time champion Jean-Eric, I am confident that we have one of the strongest line-ups on the grid!”

Race to road

DS was among the first manufacturers to enter Formula E back in 2015, and the French marque continues to see the world's foremost electric racing series as key to its race to road technology transfer and research and development - with the company's road car offering set to be entirely EV from 2024.

“With races taking place in big city environments around the world and a carbon neutral certification, Formula E is one of the most exciting and forward-thinking competitions in global motorsport," says Beatrice Foucher, CEO of DS Automobiles.

"For this new era, we are thrilled to seal our partnership with PENSKE AUTOSPORT, a true international reference in the world of racing. We are also very proud to continue our adventure in Formula E with our DS ambassador and double champion Jean-Eric Vergne, as well as welcoming the reigning world champion Stoffel Vandoorne.

"Our experience in Formula E has helped us transfer technology from our racing cars to our everyday road cars, in order to offer the best product to our customers. Electrification has been at the very heart of the brand’s strategy since its creation. And because this avant-garde spirit is deeply ingrained in our DNA, we will continue to push the limits by launching only 100% electric cars from 2024.”