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– Eventful Mexico ePrix results in podium finish for Sam Bird and P6 for Jose Maria Lopez
– DS Virgin Racing proves the pace of the DSV-02 after Jose Maria Lopez led the way for several laps before a spin after trying to overtake D’Ambrosio
– Due to the positive result in Mexico City, the team move to Monaco with increased confidence Read More »

DS Virgin Racing heads to Mexico City determined to prove the true pace of their car and drivers in the fourth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship.

Despite a second place finish for Sam Bird in Marrakesh, the season so far has not been a true reflection of the team’s capabilities. After being in a position to win in Hong Kong before technical difficulties ended Sam’s race, and having had its drivers top of the timesheets in both practice sessions in Buenos Aires before each experienced difficult qualifying sessions, the team is determined to achieve a race result in Mexico City in line with the undoubted pace of its car and drivers. Read More »

ds-virgin-pre-buenos17– DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird is a returning champion, having won the Buenos Aires race last year
– Local fan favourite, three-time WTCC World Champion and DS Virgin Racing driver Jose Maria Lopez is the sole Argentinian Formula E driver
– “A track that represents the best parts of Formula E” – Sam Bird

Jose Maria Lopez, as the only Argentinian in the FIA Formula E Championship, approaches this race spurred on by knowing that he will have the local crowd firmly behind him. Meanwhile, driver Sam Bird has form at this track having won a thrilling contest in Argentina last season and now enters the Buenos Aires ePrix in season three fresh off the back of a second place finish in the previous race in Marrakesh. Read More »

ds-virgin-lv17bThe first event of its kind, the Vegas eRace was held on Saturday 07 January with professional gamers going head-to-head with Formula E racing drivers at the Las Vegas CES – for a $1m USD prize pot.

Formula E’s 20 drivers met with 10 professional gamers at CES, all of whom had been picked via the ‘Road to Vegas’ elimination rounds in the months leading up to the eRace. Read More »

ds-virgin-pre-lv17– Team acquires professional gamer Graham Carroll
– USD $1m prize pot
– Event takes place during CES
– Sam Bird chosen to drive the development car down Las Vegas Strip

DS Virgin Racing is in Las Vegas this week to take part in Formula E’s virtual Vegas eRace. The event takes place during the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show and is the biggest eSports event of its kind in history, with a $1m prize pot. Read More »

The final meeting of the 2016 FIA WTCC season, in Qatar, marked the end of Citroën Racing’s involvement in the championship. The Citroën C-Elysée WTCC claimed its fiftieth victory in three seasons, and in his farewell to elite motorsport Yvan Muller secured second place in the World Championship, behind his teammate José María López. Citroën’s track racing adventure has come to an end after three consecutive world titles.citroen-losail16b Read More »

After a long hiatus, the 2016 FIA World Touring Car Championship draws to a close in Qatar with two night races at the Losail circuit. Although the titles are all sewn up already, by Citroën and José María López*, there will be plenty of emotion as the Citroën Total team completes its final WTCC race. Yvan Muller, who is in contention for second in the championship, is also calling time on a fabulous career in top-class racing.

Citroën Racing’s foray into global track racing, which began in 2014, will end on Friday 25 November 2016 after 69 races for the official C-Elysée WTCCs. In three years, the car, the most sophisticated ever built for the discipline, has dominated its competitors, winning 88% of available pole positions (30 out of 34) and 73% of its races (49 out of 67). Read More »

ds-virgin-marrakesh16DS Virgin Racing achieved a well-deserved podium in Marrakesh, with driver Sam Bird starting and finishing in second position, but not before a highly eventful day.

Sam Bird stormed to second place in Marrakesh to bring home DS Virgin Racing’s first points of the season.

Following a dramatic morning practice session which saw drivers from all teams contend with the Marrakesh track’s slippery surface and formidable corners, Sam Bird finished 4th fastest. Read More »

DS Virgin Racing is determined to show what it can do in Marrakesh, after missing the opportunity to win the season-opener in Hong Kong. For the team, round two is all about capitalising on the undoubted pace of the car and drivers to get points on the board.

Despite both cars qualifying on the second row of the grid in Hong Kong, DS Virgin Racing came away without scoring any points in the opening race of the 2016-17 Formula E season. The team is focused on rectifying this at the second round of the championship, as Formula E makes its debut in Africa at the Circuit International Automobile Moulay El Hassan.

Marrakesh is a track of significance to DS Virgin Racing, both to its drivers and engineers. “I’ve raced and won here three times before with the WTCC,” explains José María López. “It was a touch narrow. But then again, a Formula E car takes up less room than a WTCC car, so it should be a good fight.” Read More »

ds-virgin-season-3In anticipation of the launch of Formula E’s third season, beginning 9 October in Hong Kong, DS Virgin Racing has released a thrilling video to unveil its Season 3 livery.

Shot over 10 hours in thunderstorm conditions in the abandoned streets and walkways of Manchester’s Media City, the video opens with a panning shot through a lightning storm and across a pitch dark harbour. Out of the darkness emerges a hint of the DS Virgin Racing car, complete with new Season 3 livery. Read More »