15 Aug 19
Jean-Eric Vergne has the unique distinction of being the only driver to race for three different Formula E teams.
Despite making a stunning debut for Andretti in his first Formula E season in 2014, Jean-Eric Vergne - otherwise known as JEV - was swift to move on to the Virgin Racing squad for his second campaign. The move allowed him to add to his pole tally but victory still proved elusive for the charismatic Frenchman.
Another switch came for his third season in Formula E, siding with new team Techeetah. Despite the fresh start, it wasn't until the final round of the season that he finally made his breakthrough with an emotional maiden win in Montreal. Remaining with the team for the 2017/18 season, JEV's success continued as the four wins and six podiums he gained over the season turned into his first Formula E championship title at the New York City finale.
Starting his motorsport career earlier than most at the age of four, JEV entered his first karting race in 2000. Progressing to single-seater racing with Formula Renault in 2007, it wasn't long until the Frenchman secured support from Red Bull and was admitted into its Junior Team. With the team's backing, he won the 2010 British F3 championship before making his Formula 1 test debut for Toro Rosso that same year. He finished second in the Formula Renault 3.5 series a year later, which earned him the opportunity to test the Red Bull car and a promotion to the Toro Rosso race team. Over the next three seasons he took part in 58 grands prix, scoring 51 points and a best finish of sixth.
Exiting Formula One in 2014, JEV entered straight into Formula E, joining Andretti for the Championship's debut season. For the 2018/19 season, JEV remains with newly named DS Techeetah alongside teammate Andre Lotterer behind the wheel of the Gen2 DS E-Tense FE 19. With a championship title to defend, expect the Frenchman to battle to the bitter end.
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