A ‘dream team’ for DS

The ninth season of Formula E which will start in Mexico from January 14 will see big changes on the asphalt. And not only in terms of the car, with those new Gen3 that have generated as much attention as controversy with a radical design that promises to improve the action on the track. If not also with the number of movements that are taking place on the electric grill. There are many who will release new colors and DS, one of the strongest firms, will do so twice.

Because the French brand of the Stellantis group begins a new stage away from Techeetah, the Chinese manufacturer with whom it achieved its greatest successes in the championship in their four years together, to partner with Penske Autosport, which in turn leaves Dragon. A restart for both that will count at the wheel of their two single-seaters with which, from now on, It can be considered the best duo in Formula E because Jean-Eric Vergne is joined by none other than Stoffel Vandoorne, the reigning champion.

After the departure of Mercedes (whose place will be occupied by McLaren), the Belgian finds a place in another champion team forming a dream team with the only two-time champion of the FE in what can be considered the most explosive signing so far. And that there have been other quite interesting: Buemi to Envision, Lotterer to Andretti, Di Grassi to Mahindra or Da Costa (whom Vandoorne replaces in DS) to Porsche. And there are still several unknowns to be revealed, such as what will happen to Techeetah now.

“I am very happy to join DS Penske, it is a big change for me after four years at Mercedes. It is also a great pleasure to be associated with the only two-time champion of the FE. I think that JEV and I will form one of the strongest line-ups for season 9″, Vandoorne declares about a signing that his French teammate welcomes: “I really want to partner with Penske, which is a big name in world motorsport , and of form a strong driver pairing with Stoffel.”

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