DS Virgin Racing completes move to new Silverstone HQ

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Formula E team DS Virgin Racing has completed the move of its operational arm to new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Park.

The UK-based team, which has competed in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship since its inception, moved into the premises last summer in preparation for the fourth season but has now put the finishing touches to the new facility.

The 11,000ft² base is home to around 25 permanent staff, as well as housing the team’s race-winning cars, workshop bays, spare parts, engineering offices and multi-media meeting rooms. The building was constructed with sustainability in mind and is BREEAM-certified (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology).

DS Virgin Racing team manager Leon Price, who oversees team facilities, said: “We looked at a number of locations but the high standard of facilities at Silverstone Park, together with the skillset and like-minded businesses on the doorstep, made it an easy choice. It’s great to be now fully settled in and to have a strong base, just a stone’s throw from the home of British racing, in which to prepare for the demands of the Formula E series.”

The team’s commercial headquarters remains in central London.

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