Born: 25th April 1990 in Pontoise (France)
Double World Champion in Formula E, in 2017-18 and 2018-19
13 Pole Positions
Born on the 25th of April 1990 in Pontoise, close to Paris, Jean-Éric Vergne grew up around his parent’s karting track. Hooked by driving from a very early age, he started racing high-level competitions from the age of 10 and won his first French junior title a year later, in 2001. An accomplished sportsman and member of the FFSA French National team since 2006, Jean-Éric climbed the ladder all the way to Formula 1, where he took part in 58 grands prix between 2012 and 2014.
In November 2014, Jean-Éric created Formula E history by taking pole position in his very first race at Punta Del Este (Uruguay). He has since gone on to win a number of races and has been a key contributor to DS Automobile’s two constructors’ titles. Today, “JEV” is one of the most experienced drivers in Formula E. The results achieved at the wheel of his DS Techeetah have also made him one of the most valuable ambassadors for DS Automobiles and its DS E-TENSE electric concept car.