DS Virgin chasing strong finish to second Formula E campaign

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LONDON – DS Virgin Racing drivers Sam Bird and Jean-Eric Vergne have set their sights on a strong finish to the second FIA Formula E season at this weekend’s final round in London.

Battersea Park will play host to Formula E for the final time with races on both Saturday and Sunday, with either Lucas di Grassi or Sebastien Buemi set to be crowned the series’ second champion.

DS Virgin heads to London third in the teams’ championship, just seven points ahead of Dragon Racing with 60 still up for grabs.

Bird won the second race in London last year, and will be racing with a special Union Jack livery on his car this weekend.

“I can’t wait to race again in London – partly because it’s sort of my home city, and because Formula E has created a spectacular track in a sublime setting,” Bird said.

“It holds very special memories given my success here last season. Winning the race was a brilliant way to end season 1 and I’ll be going all out to ensure the team and our fans have a similar reason to celebrate at the end this, our second season of Formula E.”

Teammate Jean-Eric Vergne has enjoyed an upturn in form in recent races, scoring his first podium of the season in Paris before picking up his maiden pole for DS Virgin last time out in Berlin.

“The last two races have been really good for me personally, so hopefully I can continue that momentum into London and have a strong end to the season,” Vergne said.

“I got a good podium here last season which gives me confidence going into the race. The technical team have done a great job to make the car really competitive so we want to give the home crowd something to cheer and really get them behind us throughout the weekend.”

Ahead of the race, DS Virgin completed a special night-time shoot in Brixton, London, giving a glimpse of the livery that Bird will race with.