June 24, 2020

DS TECHEETAH WILL BE ON THE STARTING GRID ON 5 AUGUST WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF WINNING NEW TITLES!

DS TECHEETAH WILL BE ON THE STARTING GRID ON 5 AUGUST WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF WINNING NEW TITLES!

After a ‘forced break’ from season 6, DS Automobiles and its partner TECHEETAH will on the Formula E championship’s starting grids on 5 August 2020 in Berlin for six races (5-6 August, 8-9 August, 12-13 August) without spectators which will close a championship that has been very disrupted.  At the wheel of the two DS E-TENSE FE20s, Jean-Eric Vergne, double Formula E champion and 2018/2019 winner, and Antonio Félix Da Costa, current leader of the Driver classification. Also at the top of the Team ranking, the DS TECHEETAH team will compete in these last races of the season with the firm intention of winning new titles.

AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 15: Jean-Eric Vergne (FRA), DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE20, leads Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT), DS Techeetah, DS E-Tense FE20 during the Mexico City E-prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on February 15, 2020 in Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico. (Photo by Alastair Staley / LAT Images)

Over the past few weeks, the engineers have focused on optimising the DS E-TENSE FE20’s on-board systems but they have also worked on the racing strategy which will, once again, be key in winning the Driver and Team championships. The drivers stepped up training in the racing simulator at the end of lockdown.

PARQUE O'HIGGINS CIRCUIT, CHILE - JANUARY 18: Antonio Felix da Costa (PRT), DS Techeetah, 2nd position, poses with his trophy during the Santiago E-prix at Parque O'Higgins Circuit on January 18, 2020 in Parque O'Higgins Circuit, Chile. (Photo by Sam Bloxham / LAT Images)

Antonio Felix Da Costa, DS TECHEETAH driver‘I am delighted to be racing again! It is a very strange time for the whole world, but it is good to be back on the starting grid. The championship is resuming with us in the lead, but it is important to remember that half the season will take place in just six days. We have trained really hard to be ready, and we will arrive in Berlin with a winning mindset! ’