DS was one of the first manufacturers to enter the series back in 2015, and the French marque has two titles two its name – with only French rivals Renault having scored more in Formula E history.
Founded by Jay Penske in 2007, the Penske team bearing his name is also a mainstay of Formula E – joining back in the inaugural 2014/15 season and has competed in every race to date.
With a history dating back to the first Formula E race in Beijing, 2014, the team entered the all-electric series after seven years competing in IndyCar. Founded by Jay Penske in 2007, DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT is headquartered in Los Angeles, California – the largest single metropolitan EV market in the world – with additional operations at Silverstone in the UK.
Getting off to a strong start, the team finished runners-up to Renault e.dams in the inaugural season before dropping to fourth the following year. For the third season of Formula E (2016/17) the team wound up eighth, scoring 41 points over the course of the season, and won Formula E’s first foray into Esports with its victory in the Visa Vegas E-Race. With Jose “Pechito” Maria Lopez and Jerome d'Ambrosio behind the wheel for 2017/18, the team finished a tough season in 11th spot in the Teams' running.
For the 2018/19 season, the team partnered with Italian fashion house Geox to be called the GEOX DRAGON. The newly branded outfit paired front man Jose-Maria Lopez with rookie Maximilian Gunther as they challenged for the title in the fifth season behind the wheel of the new Gen2 Penske EV-3. In the most challenging season to date, the team finished its fifth campaign tenth in the team standings without a podium finish.
For GEOX DRAGON's sixth season in the series, the team signed former World Endurance Car Champion Brendon Hartley and former Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler test and reserve driver Nico Muller. After completing the first five rounds of the season, Hartley and the team decided to part ways, with test and reserve driver Sergio Sette Camara his replacement.
The team ran under the DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT banner in Season 7 with Sette Camara and Mueller making their return. Frederik Rasmussen won the 2021 Formula E Accelerate Esports series racing for DRAGON / PENSKE AUTOSPORT, scoring enough points for the Team to finish second in the Accelerate Teams’ standings.
The American outfit showed pace and promise from the off, with Sette Camara and Mueller outstripping their Season 6 points haul inside two rounds, via a pair of top five finishes in Diriyah.
Mueller went better still with maiden silverware and second spot in Valencia but a tough mid-season spell with non-scores all-round until a pair of top 10 finishes in London left the squad 11th - with Joel Eriksson joining the fold latterly in place of Mueller.
Formula 1 star Antonio Giovinazzi joined the fold from Ferrari’s stable of drivers alongside the returning Sette Camara for Season 8 but a best of just a single points finish and ninth at London was not what any at the team would have hoped for.
For Gen3, and with DS and two champion drivers on board, expectations will be higher still.