DS is second manufacturer to commit to Formula E’s third-generation era

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In the round-up: DS Automobiles, whose Formula E team have won the teams championship for the last two years running, has committed to the series’ for the 2022-23 season, when its next generation of car technology will be introduced.

DS commits to Formula E

DS has joined Mahindra in committing to Formula E’s third generation of cars, which will be used until 2026 at least. The news is a boost for the series which has seen BMW and Audi confirm their intention to depart at the end of this season.

The manufacturer, whose Formula E team is run in conjunction with Techeetah, has taken two drivers to the championship on three occasions – Jean-Eric Vergne twice and Antonio Felix da Costa last year.

“We have been the first premium car maker to enter Formula E and our brand has significantly benefitted from the work and the successes of DS Performance, both in terms of development and brand awareness,” said DS Automobiles director general Béatrice Foucher. “If today DS Automobiles is the multi-energy constructor with the lowest average of CO2 emissions in Europe, it is also thanks to the expertise acquired in Formula E.”

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Paul Ricard may need more than a new surface to capture the imagination of F1 fans in the region:

Paul Ricard is the worst track of the calendar on television and nothing really exciting nor brave to drive on. It’s a high speed test track, nothing to add on.

On a better note, I’m pleased they’re hearing the critics and somehow trying to operate in this direction.

Point is, as a Frenchman I never been to Circuit du Castellet or whatever the name is, but I’ve been to Spa a dozen times.
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5 comments on “DS is second manufacturer to commit to Formula E’s third-generation era”

  1. I live in Portugal and I can categorically say that hospitals are not over-stretched. They used to. Hospitals are taking a fraction of the patients. Waiting rooms are often empty. Covid guidelines mean hospitals cannot handle the same volume of patients that is the problem.

    1. Nobody would invent a story that hospitals are overstretched, that sounds like a ridiculous conspiracy theory. And they don’t treat respiratory patients in waiting rooms. Please try to be more critical of what you hear before repeating it.

      1. Who are you talking to anon? What are you reading?
        Yes @frood19 I pretty much said the same thing.

    2. @peartree doesn’t that effectively mean they are over stretched? Part of the problem in the UK is that covid patients occupy so much of the ICU that they have to close to other patients. Same with non-critical covid patients – they block up wards for other patients. The numbers in the UK are very big, but the main problem is that it just annihilates the normal running of the health service. If it was just a numbers thing they could use the big temporary ‘nightingale’ hospitals, which turned out to big a big flop.

  2. Indycar has been hopeful of attracting a new engine OEM for twenty years.

    A local promotion, by their own edict, is just not fit for a new global player. And the other locals are obviously not interested.

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