Vergne adds another Formula E milestone with points feat

Already the only driver to win multiple Formula E titles, Jean-Eric Vergne added another record in the all-electric series to his résumé at last weekend’s Misano E-Prix: The DS Penske driver’s sixth- and seventh-place finishes in Italy helped him overhaul Lucas di Grassi to become Formula E’s all-time leading points scorer.

“I’m obviously very happy to have this record and to have collected all those points, as it’s a reminder of how far I have come since making my debut in Formula E,” said Vergne. “Now, what interests and motivates me more than anything is the points that I am yet to score in the future! We need to collect a lot more from the next races.”

As well as Formula E’s points record, Vergne has 11 wins to his name, fourth all-time — and his four wins in the 2017-18 season is the equal second-best campaign recorded by a driver — while his 16 poles is equal to Sebastien Buemi as most all-time.


Like di Grassi, Vergne has been in Formula E since the very first season, entering the championship at its third race in Punta del Este, Uruguay. After seeing out that first season with Andrett Autosport, he aligned with French manufacturer DS, racing with it at Virgin Racing in season two, before spending two campaigns with Techeetah as an independent team — the second of which netted him his first title.

DS joined with Techeetah for the 2018-19 season, and Vergne duly secured a second title. He then followed the manufacturer to Dragon/Penske Autosport in 2022-23, the start of the GEN3 era.

“JEV is a truly great champion. (he) is an extremely talented individual and a very hard worker who always desires to go one better and constantly aims for this goal,” said DS performance director Eugenio Franzetti. “His way of thinking has always been very useful to us as a team, as it helps us make progress. Furthermore, our DS Automobiles brand ambassador brings motorsport experience to all the engineers who work on the road cars of today and tomorrow. His dedication and expertise are a huge asset for the marque.”

Story originally appeared on Racer