Virgin Racing and the DS brand has announced a partnership which will see the formation of the DS Virgin Racing team. 

The partnership will see the Virgin Racing and the DS brand represented through its DS Motorsport Division combine it’s expertise in research and development of the 2015/16 car.

The collaboration will come into force from next season and it’s a partnership Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson couldn’t wait to announce. “I’m absolutely delighted that Virgin Racing has found a partner of the calibre of the DS brand.”

Im thrilled that Virgin Racing is playing a leading role in another of Formula’s vision, that of attracting the large automotive OEM’s into the sport in order that the technology that is developed flows down into the cars we can all drive”

For season of Formula E contractors will be allowed to develop the powertrains of the electric single seaters.

CEO of the DS brand Yves Bonnefont believes the Virgin and the DS brand are the perfect fit for each other. ” The engagement of the DS brand in Formula E with our partners Virgin Racing is consistent with the Brand’s positioning”

The experience that we will accumulate thanks to races are key factors for us in the improvement of our technology directly serving or customers” said Bonnefont

Charlie Price – charlie@sportcarglobal.com