Team statement: Virgin Racing

Over our three Formula E seasons together, we have very much enjoyed having DS Automobiles as our partner and all the successes we have achieved, both on and off the track. Season five of Formula E brings with it a new era and, as such, we feel the time is right to part ways to allow us to develop in different directions.

From next season, Virgin Racing – one of the founding and most successful outfits in the series – will become an independent team. From the outset, it was always our intention to collaborate with an OEM as Virgin’s core business areas don’t involve the production of automobiles.

Preparations for season five are well underway and we will shortly be announcing these exciting plans for next season and beyond.

Until then, we wish to thank everyone at DS Automobiles for their hard work and contribution, and we look forward to seeing them – and all the current Formula E teams – on the start grid for the opening race in Riyadh!