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DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team

Driver Standings, Team & Car Info

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The Franchise

Virgin team participated in Season 1 as Virgin Racing with a Spark-Renault SRT-01E. In season 2 the franchise partnered with Citroen’s luxury brand, DS Automobiles to form the DS Virgin Racing team.


DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team


Sam Bird. Born January 9, 1987. British, Season 1 to 3

José María López. Born April 26,1983, Nickname – Pechito. Joined in 3rd Season

Season 2 Driver -Jean-Éric Vergne (French)

Season 1 Driver -Jaime Alguersuari (Spanish)

Season 1 Driver – Fabio Leimer (Swiss)


Richard Branson – Owner

Alex Tai, team Principal

Xavier Mestalon Pinon, Head of Performance


Virgin DSV-01

Max power (limited): 200 kW (268 hp)

Single Speed Transmission Direct Drive

2 Yasa dual electric motors

Push-to-Pass: Additional 30 kW (40 hp)

Motor Weight: 26 kg

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2016 Week 40 - Race 1

1. The Formula E Season 3 kicked off in Hong Kong today with a lucky win for 2-time team champions, Renault e.dams. The winners of the previous two seasons qualified in 6th position, but after a crash by DS Virgin’s Jose Maria Lopez forced race leader Nelson Piquet into evasive action providing Renault’s Sebastien Buemi an opportunity. The next event is in 33 days in Marrakesh, Morocco.