Techeetah

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China DS Techeetah
Techeetah logo.png
Founded2016
Team principal(s)Edmund Chu
Mark Preston
Current seriesFormula E
Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy
Noted driversFrance Jean-Éric Vergne
Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez
France Stéphane Sarrazin
Germany André Lotterer
Current driversFormula E:
France Jean-Éric Vergne
Germany André Lotterer
Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy:
Canada Stefan Rzadzinski
Drivers'
Championships
FIA Formula E:
2017–18: Jean-Éric Vergne
Websitehttp://www.techeetahfe.com

The Techeetah Formula E Team (/təˈitə/) is a Chinese motor racing team under ownership of SECA - China Media Capital that competes in the electric racing series, Formula E.[1]

Biography[edit]

Formula E[edit]

The team entered the sport following the acquisition of Team Aguri in 2016.[2]

In July 2016, Jean-Éric Vergne and Qinghua Ma (who competed with Team Aguri in the final rounds of the previous season prior to CMC's takeover) were confirmed as the team's drivers.[3] With Renault providing powertrains for Techeetah's debut season, Vergne scored the team's maiden podium with a second place at the Buenos Aires ePrix. In March 2017, Techeetah announced former F1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez would replace Ma from round four onwards.[4] However, after Gutiérrez left the team after only three races after being given an opportunity with Dale Coyne Racing to compete in the IndyCar Series, the team then signed Stéphane Sarrazin to compete with the team for the remainder of the season.[5]

André Lotterer joined the team for the 2017/2018 season and embarked on a points-scoring season and two podiums in his rookie season, helping the team to nearly clinching the 2017/2018 Teams' Title. Jean-Éric Vergne won the 2017/2018 Drivers' Title with one race to spare.

Techeetah's line-up remains unchanged as both drivers are secured for the current and following season.[6]

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy[edit]

Techeetah became the first Formula E team to join the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy support series, fleeting one car for the inaugural 2018/19 season with Stefan Rzadzinski behind the wheel. The team competes under the name TWR Techeetah and is part of the Pro class.[7] A plain white livery was used during the first round in Ad Diriyah. Before the second round in Mexico City, a retro Silk Cut-based livery was introduced, which has been in use ever since.[8]

Results[edit]

Formula E[edit]

Year Chassis Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Points T.C.
2016–17 Spark-Renault Z.E. 16 M HKG MRK BUE MEX MCO PAR BER NYC MTL 156 5th
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne Ret 8 2 2 Ret Ret 8 6 2 8 2 1
33 China Ma Qinghua Ret 15 16
Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez 10 8 12
France Stéphane Sarrazin 11 14 3 12 3 8
2017–18 Spark-Renault Z.E. 17 M HKG MRK SCL MEX PDE RME PAR BER ZUR NYC 262 2nd
18 Germany André Lotterer DSQ 13 Ret 2 13 12 3 6 9 4 7 9
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne 2 4 5 1 5 1 5 1 3 10 5 1
2018–19 Spark-DS E-Tense FE 19 M ADR MRK SCL MEX HKG SYX RME PAR MCO BER BRN NYC 173* 1st*
25 France Jean-Éric Vergne 2 5 Ret 13 13 1 14 6 1
36 Germany André Lotterer 5 6 13 5 14 4 2 2 7

Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy[edit]

Year Car Class Tyres No. Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points D.C.
2018–19 Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY P M ADR MEX HKG SYX RME PAR MCO BER NYC
18 Canada Stefan Rzadzinski 126 Ret Ret 33 55 22 105 43* 6th*
Notes

* – Season still in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Techeetah: The inside line on Formula E's newest team". July 27, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  2. ^ "Formula E Accepts 10 Teams For Third Season 2016-17 And Adds 5 New Cities". July 9, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Vergne, Qinghau form Techeetah Formula E line-up". July 7, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  4. ^ "Gutierrez to Techeetah". March 9, 2017. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  5. ^ {{cite web|title=Sarrazin joins Techeetah from Venturi, replaces Gutierrez|url=https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/sarrazin-techeetah-venturi-gutierrez-dillmann-formula-e-913770/?s=1%7Cfirst=Scott%7Clast=Mitchell%7Cdate=June 3, 2017|accessdate=June 15, 2017|website=Motorsport.com|publisher=Motorsport Network
  6. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (14 December 2018). "Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne's Techeetah contract extended". Autosport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  7. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (December 14, 2018). "TWR name revived as Techeetah enters Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Sam (February 11, 2019). "TWR Techeetah Launches Retro Livery". e-racing365. Retrieved February 12, 2019.

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