Jean-Éric Vergne, DS TECHEETAH driver

Jean-Éric Vergne

Date of birth: 25 April 1990
Place of birth: Pontoise, France
Nickname: JEV
Driver Number: 25
Fun fact: JEV plays the piano

At 21 years old, Jean-Éric became the youngest ever French driver to compete in Formula One when he joined Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2012. Following this, JEV also became the youngest French driver in history to earn Formula One points when he finished 8th in his second ever F1 Grand Prix.

Following three years with Toro Rosso, where he left with more points than any other team driver, Jean-Éric was chosen by Scuderia Ferrari as their development driver.

Upon joining Formula E, at the third ever race of the series, JEV immediately showed that he was there to stay, putting it on pole on his first ever time in the car. He went on to achieve three pole positions and three podiums in his first season, and another two podiums in his second season. JEV’s third season in Formula E saw him clinch another five podiums and his first win in the all-electric street racing series at the season finale in Montréal.

Season Four was the season that would etch JEV’s name into the history books forever. With six podiums, four pole positions and 198 points, he won the Drivers’ Championship. JEV won the championship with more points to his nearest rival than any other champion before him. He secured points in all 12 race starts and had no DNFs, securing what can only be described as a record-breaking season with the championship’s only customer team in Season Four, DS TECHEETAH.

André Lotterer, DS TECHEETAH driver

André Lotterer

Date of birth: 19 November 1981
Place of birth: Duisburg, Germany
Driver Number: 36
Fun fact: André has a chocolate Labrador and speaks 5 languages

Best known for his success in endurance racing with the Audi Sport and Porsche works teams, André Lotterer joins DS TECHEETAH Formula E with a wealth of racing experience.

He has competed in the Japanese Super Formula series for over a decade, winning the title in 2011 as he was working as a test driver for Jaguar Racing’s F1 team in the same year.

From 2012 to 2016, André competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He drove for the Audi Sport Team with the Audi R18 and in 2017 with Porsche Motorsport’s in the highly accoladed LMP1 class.

During his time with Audi, Lotterer recorded three victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the drivers’ title of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

André finished his rookie season in Formula E with two podiums, one Fastest Lap award and 65 points to finish in 8th place.

Development Team

Guanyu Zhou

Date of birth: 30 May 1999
Place of birth: Shanghai, China

After successfully competing in the Rotax Junior Max Grand Finals Karting Championship at the age of 15, Guanyu joined the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2014.

In 2015, Guanyu finished 2nd overall in the Italian F4, going on to have a successful season in the European F3 in 2016.

As a pivotal part of the Prema Team, Guanyu finished 3rd five times in the European F3 in 2017. In 2018, he became the first Chinese driver to win a race in the FIA European F3 Championship.

Guanyu joined DS TECHEETAH Formula E Team in 2018 as development driver.

James Rossiter

Date of birth: 25 August 1983
Place of birth: Oxford, UK

James Rossiter has extensive experience. He has come through the ranks of Formula 3, Formula Renault and graduated into development roles for various Formula One teams such as Force India, Super Aguri and Honda. At Honda he played a key part in the development of the Honda RA109, which Jenson Button drove to the 2009 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title.

James has also made six appearances in the WEC, in the highly contested LMP1 category, and has had a successful career in Super GT and Super Formula in Japan.

James joined DS TECHEETAH Formula E Team in July 2018 as development driver.

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