DS TECHEETAH announces contract extension for the reigning Formula E Champion Jean-Éric Vergne

By 14 December 2018Uncategorised
Jean-Éric Vergne Announcement: Pedro de la Rosa, Xavier Mestelan Pinon, Jean-Éric Vergne, Edmund Chu, Mark Preston, Keith Smout

DS TECHEETAH has today announced that they have extended their contract with the reigning Formula E champion, Jean-Éric Vergne.

“We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a new long-term contract with Jean-Éric. He has played a crucial part in our success to date with the Drivers’ Championship title being a special moment for all of us. Jean-Éric has been with us since season three and he’s been an important pillar in building the team together with the management and we’re very excited about being able to announce our continued partnership. Having two wold-class drivers on board is essential for our continued goal of working toward further championship wins,” said DS TECHEETAH President, Edmund Chu.

“First of all, I’d like to say a huge thanks to DS TECHEETAH for always having believed in me and for keeping their faith. DS TECHEETAH has been my home and my family for the last couple of seasons so it’s fantastic to be able to continue racing together with them. We achieved something incredible last season winning the Drivers’ title, and everyone is hungry for more. There are so many variables in racing so having the contract extended now is a great for both me and the team as we can now look at a long-term strategy together. We are aiming for more success together as a team and this is just the beginning. But first, we have the Ad Diriyah E-Prix tomorrow and it’s going to be very exciting to see where we end up, the track looks great and I love driving the DS E-TENSE FE19 so let’s go racing!” said DS TECHEETAH Driver Jean-Éric Vergne.

“This long-term commitment between DS TECHEETAH and Jean-Éric Vergne, the reigning Formula E champion, is a great satisfaction for the entire DS Automobiles team. Beyond his speed and his experience in the series, Jean-Éric is a magnificent ambassador for the brand. Together with André Lotterer, we definitely have one of the best driver line ups on the grid to bring the DS E-TENSE FE19 to the top. It is extremely motivating and it helps to accelerate the development of tomorrow’s DS electric technologies,” said DS Performance Director, Xavier Mestelan Pinon.