DS Penske has retained both Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne for the 2023/24 Formula E season.
DS PENSKE is delighted to announce that Jean-Éric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to lead its driver line-up for the upcoming season. The duo has been paired together since the announcement of the partnership between Penske Autosport and the French automotive brand DS Automobiles in Season 9.
Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship saw the team compete in 16 races across 9 different countries. After a fierce and highly competitive season, the Team took away a collection of excellent results. Two-time champion Jean-Éric Vergne brought home three podiums, including one historic victory in Hyderabad, India, second place in Cape Town, South Africa, and third place in Berlin, Germany. While, 2022 Formula E champion Stoffel Vandoorne set an outstanding pole position in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Team with his partner DS Automobiles finished fifth in the Championship and is focused on more for Season 10. The team has one of the strongest pairing on the grid and is determined to fight to return to the very front of the pack where it belongs.
Jay Penske – Owner & Team Principal: “I am very excited to continue with Jean-Éric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne behind the wheels of our Gen3 car. It was a straightforward decision for the team to keep intact what is unquestionably one of the strongest pairings on the grid. Season 9 was one of growth and we have learned from every success but also every setback. None of us were satisfied with finishing fifth in the Championship. We know we can do better and with JEV and Stoffel bringing an incredibly high racing IQ combined with an unwaivering desire to win we intend to be challenging for the World Championship in Season 10.”
Jean-Éric Vergne – Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019: “Very happy to continue the adventure with DS PENSKE. Same team mate, same Gen 3 car. As one chapter closes, we have to focus on what is ahead. I love racing, and above all, I love winning, this is a very special feeling that I want to live again with the team. I have a real relationship of trust with the engineers and the mechanics, their dedication and hard work is truly inspiring. I want to reward the belief that Jay Penske and the rest of the team placed in me. At a start of a season, all the points start back to zero. With Stoffel, we form a solid duo. We had a couple of good races and we are working extremely hard to come back to the top.We just got to try and do better, we will not stop until we do. My absolute focus and determination are at the highest, my motivation totally intact, even greater than the years before to bring some new titles with the Team.”
Stoffel Vandoorne – 2022 Formula E World Champion: “I am delighted to continue the journey we started a year ago with the team. Consistency and stability will be the foundations of our future success. JEV and I are one of the best duos on the set. We have made some significant steps over the last season and we are getting stronger together. Consistency in performance is our aim for this upcoming season. The ultimate goal is to win the championship. I am excited to help continue to build on that momentum and pick up plenty of trophies with the team!”
Formula E line-up so far:
Jaguar – Mitch Evans, Nick Cassidy
McLaren – Jake Hughes, Sam Bird
Envision – Sebastien Buemi, Robin Frijns
Nissan – Sacha Fenestraz, Oliver Rowland
Andretti – Jake Dennis, Norman Nato
Mahindra – Nyck de Vries, Edoardo Mortara
Maserati – Maximilian Guenther, Jehan Daruvala
DS Penske – Jean-Eric Vergne, Stoffel Vandoorne
[Note: The story is as per press release]