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Vergne confirms himself and Da Costa at DS Techeetah for S8

Jean-Eric Vergne and Antonio Felix da Costa will remain at DS Techeetah for the upcoming Formula E season.

Vergne confirmed on social media that he and da Costa will continue at DS Techeetah for a third consecutive season as team-mates.

After back to back teams’ titles in Seasons 5 and 6, the team dropped back to third overall in the 2020-21 season, narrowly beating Audi and Virgin Racing. Da Costa and Vergne both took a win a piece last year, and finished eighth and 10th in the championship standings respectively.

In September, amid media speculation about team investors, DS Techeetah issued a statement highlighting its success and it’s looking forward to Season 8:

“We remain fully committed to the Techeetah Formula E Team, DS Automobiles, all of our team members and business partners,” it said.

“As 3x Drivers Championship, 2x Team Champions and having earned a hard-fought 3rd lace finish in Season 7, we are looking forward to returning to the top of the exciting Formula E World Championship next season.

“After a short summer break the Team is currently preparing for Season 8 and is excited to return to competition.

“Everyone at Techeetah is looking forward to the exciting future of Formula E and seeing you at track in Season 8.”

Testing for the upcoming season gets underway later this month for three days in Valencia between 29th November and 2nd December. The season begins in Saudi Arabia on the 28th January.

Bethonie Waring

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