Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne return at DS PENSKE for Season 10

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Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne return at DS PENSKE for Season 10

Formula E champions Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne are set to continue with DS PENSKE through Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

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DS PENSKE will retain the driver line-up they opened the GEN3 era with, as double champion Jean-Eric Vergne and Season 9 title-winner Stoffel Vandoorne make a return for the manufacturer squad.

Frenchman Vergne scored three podiums and won Formula E's inaugural trip to Hyderabad, India on the way to fifth in the Drivers' table.

"I'm very happy to continue the adventure with DS PENSKE," said the 33-year-old. "As one chapter closes, we have to focus on what is ahead. I love racing, and above all, I love winning. It's a very special feeling that I want to live again with the team.

"I have a real relationship of trust with the engineers and the mechanics, their dedication and hard work is truly inspiring. I want to reward the belief that Jay Penske and the rest of the team placed in me. At a start of a season, all the points start back to zero.

"With Stoffel, we form a solid duo. We had a couple of good races and we are working extremely hard to come back to the top.We just got to try and do better, we will not stop until we do. My absolute focus and determination are at the highest, my motivation totally intact, even greater than the years before to bring some new titles with the team.’

Vandoorne headed into Season 10 as reigning champion but couldn't string the momentum together for a successful title defence at the beginning of the GEN3 era. The title is the aim for both the Belgian and his teammate, and stronger consistency is a must if they're to get there - he says.

‘I am delighted to continue the journey we started a year ago with the team," said Vandoorne. "Consistency and stability will be the foundations of our future success. JEV and I are one of the best duos on the set. We have made some significant steps over the last season and we are getting stronger together.

"Consistency in performance is our aim for this upcoming season. The ultimate goal is to win the championship. I am excited to help continue to build on that momentum and pick up plenty of trophies with the team!’

Team boss Jay Penske says Season 9 was one of growth despite being below expectations. However, he sees the driver pairing - with three Drivers' titles between them - as one of the team's strongest assets.

‘I am very excited to continue with Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne behind the wheels of our GEN3 car," says Jay Penske, Owner and Team Principal. "It was a straightforward decision for the team to keep intact what is unquestionably one of the strongest pairings on the grid. Season 9 was one of growth and we have learned from every success but also every setback.

"None of us were satified with finishing fifth in the championship. We know we can do better and with JEV and Stoffel bringing an incredibly high racing IQ combined with an unwaivering desire to win we intend to be challenging for the World Championship in Season 10.’