At the end of season 2015-2016, the DS team Virgin Racing took the third place in the championship Formula E

After 10 races, 5 continents, 4 podiums and 4 pole positions, the DS team Virgin Racing Formula E Team completed racing competition electric cars FIA Formula E 2015-2016 at a decent third place, literally snatching him from his pursuers.

Last weekend was held in London from dual stage racing series FIA Formula E: 9th and 10th race, which took place on 2nd and 3rd July respectively. In the first race, and he flashed Jean-Eric Vergne – started from the 5th position, he was able to get around several riders and finished 3rd podium! Teammate Sam bird completed the first race in 7th place, scoring important points for the team. However, the entire drama unfolded in the second race, the 3rd of July.

The battle between the racers began during the qualification: one to take the most advantageous starting position?! Qualification in the confusion, Sam bird and Jean-Eric Vergne managed to finish only 7th or 8th place respectively, but hoped to recoup in the race.

And he did it. Once was the start of the race in London, already on the first lap of the race Sam bird climbed to the 4th position. Near him was Jean-Eric Vergne. However, soon there was a racing incident that resulted in the safety car the race going and the race actually starts again! Sam bird was actively “push” on competitors in the fight for third place, but in the end at the 27th lap of the race his car lost power and slowed down. The irony: the second safety car appeared to pick up the car Sam Byrd from the track where he won last year. Later it turned out that it was a mechanical failure of the accelerator pedal.

However, the race continued and is now in 4th place was Jean-Eric Vergne, who was also prepared to battle for the 3rd position nick Hayfield. But in the heat of passion both pilots are unable to accurately calculate the amount of energy and by the end of the race distance their cars began to lose speed. As a result, both missed several competitors, Jean-Eric Vergne finished 8th.

But these points allowed the team Virgin Racing DS to keep the gap with rival and secured the 3rd position on the end of the racing season 2015-2016! The next race of the FIA Formula E 2015-2016 starts on October 9 in Hong Kong. In the meantime, a word to the members of the team.

 

Alex tai (Alex Tai), team principal: “even if today we did not get high, but throughout the season our team was great! Our racers are very fast and talented, and mechanics and engineers – special thanks – managed to build a great car and learned how to customize it to the max. This year, we took several pole positions and podiums. The main aim now is to make next season good results become permanent”.

Xavier Mestelan Pino (Xavier Mestalen Pinon), head of the DS Performance: “We know that we can achieve more. But it\’s nice to oglyadyvatsya ago, knowing what path we have already passed in this season. The partnership with Virgin was very successful, we managed to take the best of two worlds – the world of racing and world DS. Now is the time to look forward and aim for more.”

Sam bird (Sam Bird), pilot DS Virgin Racing: “I\’m a little upset about his recent performances and the fact that we were not able to stay in the TOP 3 of the competition pilots. But the season is already completed, now it\’s time to think about future races and I\’m ready to fight”.

Jean-Eric Vergne (Jean-Eric Vergne), pilot DS Virgin Racing: “Sorry, I failed to earn another podium as the first race in London. However, looking back at the past season, especially in the last race, I can confidently say that I feel good about myself”.

 

FIA Formula E season results 2015-2016 – drivers

POS.

No.

Pilot

Team

Glasses

1

9

Sébastien BUEMI

Renault e.Dams

155

2

11

Lucas DI GRASSI

Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT

153

3

8

Nicolas PROST

Renault e.Dams

115

4

2

SAM BIRD

DS VIRGIN RACING FORMULA E TEAM

88

5

7

Jérôme D\’AMBROSIO

Dragon Racing

83

6

4

Stéphane SARRAZIN

Venturi Formula E Team

70

7

66

Daniel ABT

Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT

68

8

6

Loïc DUVAL

Dragon Racing

60

9

25

Jean-Éric VERGNE

DS VIRGIN RACING FORMULA E TEAM

56

10

23

Nick HEIDFELD

Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

53

11

21

Bruno SENNA

Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

52

12

27

Robin FRIJNS

Andretti Formula E Race Team

45

13

55

Antonio FELIX DA COSTA

Team Aguri

28

14

88

Oliver TURVEY

NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team

11

15

1

Nelson PIQUET JR

NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team

8

16

12

Mike CONWAY

Venturi Formula E Team

7

18

77

Nathanaël BERTHON

Team Aguri

4

19

28

Simona DE SILVESTRO

Andretti Formula E Race Team

4

 

FIA Formula E season 2015/2016 – team standings

POS.

Team

Glasses

1

Renault e.Dams

270

2

Schaeffler Audi Sport ABT

221

3

DS VIRGIN RACING FORMULA E TEAM

144

4

Dragon Racing

143

5

Mahindra Racing Formula E Team

105

6

Venturi Formula E Team

77

7

Andretti Formula E Race Team

49

8

Team Aguri

32

9

NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team

19