DS Virgin reveals season two livery

The newly-named DS Virgin Racing team has unveiled its new livery as it prepares for season two of the Formula E championship.

The livery, which broadly keeps the same base colours as last years design, will be seen in public for the first time in the final pre-season test at Donington Park next week.

DS Automobiles, a sub-brand of Citroen, has been working with Virgin since the beginning of the year and made the official confirmation of the alliance at the final Formula race of season at Battersea Park in June.

Sam Bird and new signing Jean-Eric Vergne are set to race the new Virgin DSV-01 which is believed to feature a dual motor set-up supplied by a well-known electric engine specialist and a mechanical differential instead of a conventional gearbox.

Speaking about the livery, Alex Tai, DS Virgin Racing team boss, said; "The Formula E series is evolving at a fast pace as is the Virgin Racing team, now DS Virgin Racing thanks to our partnership with the DS brand. Our season two livery showcases the growth of our team and the global brands with which we are working.

"I love the addition of the black, which makes the car appear sleek yet aggressive – which is how we intend to race. Our traditional Virgin colours are still integrated into the livery, but we have given it a new twist."

Yves Bonnefont, CEO of DS Automobiles, will oversee the engineering side alongside Virgin Racing technical director Sylvain Filippi.

"We are delighted to be a part of the FIA Formula E championship and to reveal our new livery as a team is a brilliant way to start this partnership," Bonnefont said.

"We have combined elements of both DS and Virgin and created a fantastic looking car that looks luxurious and sophisticated."

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Series Formula E
Event DS Virgin Racing livery unveil
Teams DS Virgin Racing
Article type Breaking news