The DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team is one of the founding and leading outfits in the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series.
Headed up by Team Principal Alex Tai and with the continued support of Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, the team works in partnership with French luxury car manufacturer DS Automobiles, collaborating together in order to power innovation.
The team’s commercial headquarters are based in London, whilst it’s operational arm is centred at new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone, both overlapping with DS Automobiles’ facilities in Satory, France – part of the PSA Group’s Centre of Excellence.
Now entering its fourth season, the team remains one of the most successful on the grid. From its debut season in 2014/2015, the squad has secured an impressive 467 points, five wins, 13 podiums, six poles, five fastest laps and nine FanBoosts from its 33 race starts. It is also one of only three teams to have recorded victories in every Formula E season to date.
Why we race
Using the pioneering spirit of Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin group, together with the DS brand's spirit of avant garde, the DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team exists to power innovation to positively impact peoples’ lives.
We believe we are much more than just a racing team though. We have a ‘purpose’ and aim to make a significant contribution towards tackling climate change and creating healthy, happy and sustainable societies.
Formula E aims to advance EV technology, improve public perception of EVs and to drive their mainstream adoption. As a founding team in the series, DS Virgin Racing is proud to play its part in this revolutionary journey.