Why Optimism Remains at Formula E Underdogs DS Penske
Two months is a long time in motorsport, especially when that period spans across seasons, with the results of the previous campaign consigned to the past as new optimism builds for the year ahead. There was certainly plenty of positivity, smiles and even laughs amongst drivers Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne during DS Penske’s press roundtable at the end of last month. It was there that the team showcased their new car and discussed their aspirations for the upcoming season.
DS Penske, a relatively new outfit in Formula E, made quite an impact in their debut season last year. The team managed to secure top-ten finishes in every race and even claimed a podium finish in Rome. This level of success exceeded expectations for a team that was considered an underdog in the championship.
Now, with a full season under their belts, DS Penske is looking to build on their achievements and make an even bigger statement in the upcoming season. The team has made significant improvements to their powertrain and believes it will provide them with a competitive edge.
Building on Success
One of the key factors driving the optimism within DS Penske is the strong performance of their drivers. Jean-Eric Vergne, the reigning Formula E champion, has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with on the track. His experience and skill make him a valuable asset for the team.
Stoffel Vandoorne, who joined the team last season, also showed great promise. Despite facing a steep learning curve in his first season in Formula E, Vandoorne managed to secure several top-ten finishes and demonstrated his ability to adapt to the unique challenges of the sport.
With both drivers continuing with the team for another season, DS Penske is confident in their ability to perform at a high level. The team also recognizes the importance of developing a strong working relationship between the drivers and the engineering team, ensuring they can maximize the potential of the car.
As the new season approaches, DS Penske is focused on refining their strategies and capitalizing on their strengths. They have identified areas for improvement and have been working tirelessly to address them.
One of the biggest challenges facing the team is the ever-increasing competitiveness of the Formula E championship. With each season, the level of competition continues to rise, pushing teams to constantly evolve and improve.
However, DS Penske remains undeterred. They believe that their underdog status gives them an advantage – the freedom to be innovative and take risks. This mindset has served them well so far and will continue to shape their approach to the upcoming season.
Ultimately, DS Penske’s optimism stems from their unwavering belief in their team and their ability to overcome challenges. They are determined to prove themselves as serious contenders in the Formula E championship and showcase the true potential of their partnership.