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After supporting DS Performance in Formula E for a number of years, including the supply of the transmission deployed in the double championship winning DS E-Tense FE19 car used in the 2018-2019 season, Ricardo has extended the collaboration to include Formula E season six.
Formula E, the all-electric street racing championship, provides an exciting and competitive platform for global car manufacturers and mobility providers to test and develop road-relevant technologies. The series aims to act as a catalyst to help refine the design of electric vehicles and improve the driving experience for everyday road car users all over the world.
“Ricardo is proud to extend our relationship with DS Performance to include season six of Formula E, the world’s premier electric racing series,” said Ricardo Performance products MD Martin Starkey. “Efficiency is the watchword in this formula, which places great emphasis on excellence in driveline performance, and we are pleased to have played our part in this by providing the transmission for the 2018-2019 DS Performance double championship winning car. We wish our partners at DS Performance every success in the new season.”
Formula E season six commences with the double-header races in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, on November 22 and 23, 2019, with further races in major cities across North and South America, Asia, North Africa and Europe, concluding in London on July 25 and 26, 2020.
Ricardo will use its cutting-edge design and analysis methods, testing facilities and world-class advanced manufacturing technology to deliver to DS Performance an extreme performance and high efficiency transmission for the 2019-2020 season.