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  • DS Automobiles and its partner PENSKE AUTOSPORT is ready to contest the Sao Paulo E-Prix on March 16

  • Having accumulated a solid points haul in Saudi Arabia; DS PENSKE arrives in Brazil classified second in the teams’ rankings

  • Jean-Eric Vergne is currently third in the drivers’ classification while Stoffel Vandoorne is 11th

On Saturday March 16, the city of Sao Paulo in Brazil will welcome the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the second time since the series was created. The 2.95 kilometre Sambadrome consists of long straights and tight corners, setting the scene for a race that’s sure to be action-packed.

After a strong start to the season, the DS PENSKE team (currently second in the teams’ championship) is preparing to return to the track where Stoffel Vandoorne set a magnificent pole position last year. More determined than ever, the champion from Belgium, is determined to bring home as many points as possible for the Franco-American team.

Buoyed by a pole position and an excellent second place a few weeks ago at Diriyah in Saudi Arabia, Frenchman Jean-Eric Vergne, champion in 2018 and 2019, is also very motivated in his pursuit of another podium.

One thing is for sure: the know-how of the entire squad, as well as the erformance of the DS E-TENSE FE23, will be the key aces up the team’s sleeve for this fourth round of Season 10.

The Sao Paulo E-Prix will get underway at 18:00 CET on March 16.

The Sao Paulo E-Prix will get underway at 18:00 CET on March 16.

Eugenio Franzetti, DS Performance director:

Sao Paulo marks the start of a very intense period during Season 10. Throughout the last six weeks the team has worked hard on the software of our DS E-TENSE FE23, which should correspond to an improvement in performance. Although our season has got off to a good start, we’re still very aware of the ground that we need to make up to some of our rivals. Last year, we were on pole in Sao Paulo and we also showed a good level of general performance. So strengthened by that previous experience and the work carried out up to now, as well as the talents of the team and drivers, we embark on this latest adventure full of confidence!

Key figures since DS Automobiles entered Formula E:

  • 108 races

  • 4 championship title

  • 16 victories

  • 48 podiums

  • 23 pole positions


DS Performance: Nathalie Dumas +33(0)660261037

DS Automobiles: Benjamin Maigre +33(0)675588041


Driven by the spirit of the avant-garde and backed by an exceptional heritage, the DS brand, born in 2014, aims to embody the French art of travel. Remarkable products, discernible French luxury savoir-faire, coupled with a suite of bespoke services, DS Automobiles offers a unique experience before, during and after very journey.

Designed for customers looking to stand out who want to travel the world and enjoy every moment, DS models combine refinement and technology. With DS 3, DS 4, DS 7 and DS 9, the DS brand offers a global range.

Based on numerous records since its entry into Formula E in 2015, including double Teams’ and Drivers’ titles, DS Automobiles is at the forefront of electrification by already selling each of its models with an electrified version.

Under the E-TENSE label, DS Automobiles offers 100% electric powertrains as well as plug-in hybrids with up to 360 horsepower and 4-wheel drive. From 2024, every new model launched by DS Automobiles will be 100% electric.

For its discerning customers, DS Automobiles has crafted a suite of exclusive ervices, called “ONLY YOU, a wealth of attention.”

With a presence in 41 countries, the DS brand has created and is developing an exclusive distribution network that includes 450 DS STORES throughout the world.

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PENSKE AUTOSPORT is an American racing team founded in 2007 by Jay Penske. The team is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the largest single Metropolitan EV market in the world.

After many successful years competing in IndyCar (2007-2014), the team embraced the shift to electric mobility and became one of the founding teams of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

The team motto is the Latin phrase “E Pluribus Unum” – meaning “out of many, there is one.


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