Jean-Éric Vergne (JEV) | DS TECHEETAH

Jean-Éric Vergne

Date of birth: 25 April 1990
Place of birth: Pontoise, France
Nickname: JEV
Driver Number: 25
Fun fact: JEV plays the piano

At 21 years old, Jean-Éric became the youngest ever French driver to compete in Formula One at the time, when he joined Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2012. Upon this, JEV also held the record for being the youngest French driver in history to earn Formula One points when he finished 8th in his second ever F1 Grand Prix. Following three years with Toro Rosso, Jean-Éric was chosen by Scuderia Ferrari as their development driver.

Upon joining Formula E, at the third ever race of the series, JEV immediately showed that he was there to stay, putting it on pole on his first ever time in the car. He went on to achieve three pole positions and three podiums in his first season, and another two podiums in his second season.

JEV joined DS TECHEETAH for the third season of Formula E in 2016. Following on from a successful initial season with the team, JEV went on to clinch back-to-back Drivers’ championship for two years in a row in Season Four and Five, becoming Formula E’s first repeat champion.

Antonio Félix da Costa

Date of birth: 31 August 1991
Place of birth: Cascais, Portugal
Driver Number: 13
Fun fact: Loves to surf and to hang out with his dogs

Antonio Félix da Costa is perhaps best known for winning the Macau Grand Prix invitational Formula Three race in 2012 and 2016, as well as the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup in 2009.

After progressing through various levels of the junior formulas, Félix da Costa’s breakthrough year came in 2012. Having started the season driving for the Carlin team in the GP3 Series, Félix da Costa was selected to join the Red Bull Junior Team. Antonio assumed a drive with the Arden Caterham team, where he ultimately won four of the final five races.

Antonio also tested with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team for the Young Drivers’ test in Abu Dhabi – his second appearance at the tests, after driving for Force India in 2010. He completed the season with the first Portuguese victory in the Macau Grand Prix in 58 years, leading every racing lap of the meeting en route to victory.

In 2014 it was time for a new chapter as Antonio joined the newly created Formula E series and has since then thrived in the championship securing wins in various seasons.

Joining the reigning Formula E champions DS TECHEETAH in 2019, Antonio displayed a dominant performance throughout the season to seal the Drivers’ title with two races remaining, becoming the first driver to do so.

Development Team

James Rossiter DS TECHEETAH driver Season 6

James Rossiter

Date of birth: 25 August 1983
Place of birth: Oxford, UK

James Rossiter has extensive experience. He has come through the ranks of Formula 3, Formula Renault and graduated into development roles for various Formula One teams such as Force India, Super Aguri and Honda.

At Honda he played a key part in the development of the Honda RA109, which Jenson Button drove to the 2009 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship title.

James has also made six appearances in the WEC, in the highly contested LMP1 category, and has had a successful career in Super GT and Super Formula in Japan.

James joined DS TECHEETAH Formula E Team in July 2018 as development driver.