A French brand born in Paris, DS was officially founded on 1 June 2014. Its clearly stated ambition is to revive the tradition of premium vehicles in the French automotive industry. Inspired by the very best of French know-how, DS perpetuates the values of innovation and distinction inherited from the first DS, launched in 1955.
Featuring remarkable styling, premium materials and refinement in every detail, the DS range also stands apart for its technology, in particular the Hybrid 4 four-wheel-drive hybrid diesel drive train available on DS 5. For customers, DS has come to represent a brand experience that goes beyond the product to include a range of exclusive premium services, in particular through the DS Privilege Club.
Both Virgin and DS thus share a passion for technology and through DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team we aim to demonstrate that passion by helping the team create a race winning car .
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Official IT Partner
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a leading global provider of cutting-edge technology solutions businesses need to optimise their IT. Helping them build a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-ready future that is uniquely suited to their needs.
What a perfect partner then to support us in our journey on the electric highway of Formula E! As DS Virgin Racing’s Official IT partner, HPE has delivered state of the art and disruptive Information Technology both on and off track. Offering integral data analytics and race engineer technology to help revolutionise race strategy decisions, this unique partnership provides us with solutions that enable us as a racing team to be the leaders in our industry.
Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company, and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator with SunPower. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and accessible to as many people as possible. As a responsible corporate citizen, we focus on ensuring that our operations in more than 130 countries worldwide consistently deliver economic, social and environmental benefits.
A direct beneficiary of Total’s experience will be the DSV-02, the all-electric single-seater racing car designed by DS Performance.
This partnership focuses on the development of dedicated products, lubricants and fluids allowing to improve the car’s efficiency in terms of power, as well as reducing the quantity of energy it consumes.
In the short term, Total will also offer the DS Virgin Racing team other products currently under development, including fluids designed to optimize the cooling system of the electric motor and its inverter, thereby achieving valuable savings in the amount of electrical energy used by the DSV-02 and facilitating performance management during races.
Total are a key technical partner and will work with the DS Virgin Racing Team to establish a key competitive advantage over other teams in this area.
Official Race Clothing Partner
The best looking car, check! Amazing tech that we hope will position us at the front of the grid, check! The best drivers, check! Now all we need is to look the part!
Obviously then we’ve gone to the experts. With over 20 years’ experience in the motorsport industry, OneAllSports have created a bespoke clothing range for the guys and the girls within the team, that’s not only durable but makes us look good whilst we work hard at winning championships.
Official Radio Partner
Virgin Radio returned to the UK airwaves in March, bringing some of the best music from the 80s, 90s and today to the mix. Fronted by a brilliant range from of talent, from renowned presenter Edith Bowman on breakfast to award-winning comedian Matt Richardson on drivetime, Virgin Radio also features live music and interviews from some of the nation’s best bands and hous.ehold-name talent. Virgin Radio will become the Official Partner of DS Virgin Racing for the London ePrix 2016