DS Virgin Racing appoints Sylvain Filippi as managing director

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Frenchman Sylvain Filippi has been named as the managing director of DS Virgin Racing. Part of the team since the beginning, he steps up from his role as chief operations officer.

Although the team did not previously have an MD, team principle and CEO Alex Tai announced his departure in June. Following that news, Filippi moved from chief technology officer to chief operations officer. Just a month later, he is moving up again, to the position of MD.

Commenting on the appointment, Filippi said, “I’m very grateful for this opportunity and thank the team’s board and shareholders for their support and trust in me. The current season may be drawing to a close, but we have a lot of exciting work ahead of us to prepare for Formula E’s important fifth season, and the whole team together with its partners and new majority shareholder Envision are very much looking forward to this.”

The next and final rounds of the current Formula E season take place in New York City on July 14 and 15, where the team remains in strong contention for both the teams’ and the drivers’ championship titles.

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