Reigning Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne will remain with DS Techeetah for at least the next two seasons after signing a contract extension on the eve of this weekend’s Season 5 curtain-raiser in Saudi Arabia.
“First of all, I’d like to say a huge thanks to DS Techeetah for always having believed in me and for keeping their faith,” said Vergne.
“DS Techeetah has been my home and my family for the last couple of seasons, so it’s fantastic to be able to continue racing together with them. We achieved something incredible last season, winning the drivers’ title, and everyone is hungry for more.
“There are so many variables in racing so having the contract extended now is a great for both me and the team as we can now look at a long-term strategy together.
“We are aiming for more success together as a team and this is just the beginning. But first, we have the Ad Diriyah E-Prix tomorrow and it’s going to be very exciting to see where we end up, the track looks great and I love driving the DS E-TENSE FE19 so let’s go racing.”
Vergne joined the team, which heads into the new season with manufacturer backing from DS Automobiles, in season three.
“We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a new long-term contract with Jean-Eric,” said team president Edmund Chu.
“He has played a crucial part in our success to date with the drivers’ championship title being a special moment for all of us. Jean-Eric has been with us since season three and he’s been an important pillar in building the team together with the management and we’re very excited about being able to announce our continued partnership.”