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United Kingdom Envision Virgin Racing
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Founded2013
Team principal(s)Sylvain Filippi
Current seriesFormula E
Current driversUnited Kingdom Sam Bird
Netherlands Robin Frijns

The Envision Virgin Racing Formula E Team is a British motor racing team based at Silverstone Park, UK and majority-owned by Envision Energy[1] that competes in Formula E.[2]

The team signed drivers Jaime Alguersuari and Sam Bird for its inaugural season.[3] Bird has competed for Virgin in all subsequent seasons, while the other car has been driven by a variety of different drivers over the years.

Virgin partnered with DS Automobiles from the 2015–16 season[4] to the 2017–18 season, competing as DS Virgin Racing during that time. With DS moving its support to rival team Techeetah from the 2018–19 season onwards, Virgin chose to establish a long-term customer car deal with Audi Sport.[5]

Results[edit]

Year Chassis Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points T.C.
2014–15 Spark-Renault SRT 01E M BEI PUT PDE BUE MIA LBH MCO BER MSC LON 133 5th
2 United Kingdom Sam Bird 3 1 Ret 7 8 Ret 4 8 Ret 6 1
3 Spain Jaime Alguersuari 11 9 5 4 11 8 Ret 12 13
Switzerland Fabio Leimer 14 Ret
2015–16 Spark-Citroën Virgin DSV-01 M BEI PUT PDE BUE MEX LBH PAR BER LON 144 3rd
2 United Kingdom Sam Bird 7 2 Ret 1 6 6 6 11 7 Ret
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne 12 Ret 7 11 16 13† 2 5 3 8
2016–17 Spark-Citroën Virgin DSV-02 M HKG MRK BUE MEX MCO PAR BER NYC MTL 190 4th
2 United Kingdom Sam Bird 13 2 Ret 3 Ret 16 7 7 1 1 5 4
37 Argentina José María López Ret* 10 10 6 Ret 2 4 5 Ret 3
United Kingdom Alex Lynn Ret Ret
2017–18 Spark-Citroën Virgin DSV-03 M HKG MRK SCL MEX PDE RME PAR BER ZUR NYC 160 3rd
2 United Kingdom Sam Bird 1 5 3 5 Ret 3 1 3 7 2 9 10
36 United Kingdom Alex Lynn 8 9 10 Ret 10 6 Ret 14 16 16 Ret 14
2018–19 Spark-Audi e-Tron FE05 M ADR MRK SCL MEX HKG SYX RME PAR MCO BER BRN NYC 135* 2nd*
2 United Kingdom Sam Bird 11 3 1 9 6 Ret 11 11 16†
4 Netherlands Robin Frijns 12 2 5 11 3 11 4 1 17†

† – Driver did not finish the race, but was classified as he completed more than 90% of the race distance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex. "Virgin sells majority stake in Formula E team to Chinese company". Autosport.com. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Virgin Racing". FIA Formula E Championship. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Jaime Alguersuari and Sam Bird join Virgin Racing". Formula E Operations. Formula E. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Citroen poised to enter Formula E". Racer. Racer Media & Marketing, Inc. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  5. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex. "Virgin's 'multi-year' Audi Formula E supply deal announced". Autosport.com. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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