DS PENSKE has a challenging Portland E-Prix with outstanding recovery from the back of the grid from Jean Eric Vergne crossing the finish line in 12th place and Stoffel Vandoorne in 13th place.

 With two-days of track running, the DS E TENSE FE23 delivered strong practice results finishing P2 and P5. A strong qualifying session followed with Jean-Eric Vergne making it to the semi-finals where he qualified 6th and Stoffel qualifying 10th.

 However, following a penalty received in qualifying for the installation of equipement along the pitlane, both drivers had to start the race from the pit lane. This equipement was used to gather information that was strictly limited to the serial number of the tyres. This information is available and commonly collected by teams using a simple camera. This information has no impact on the performance of our cars.

 In this very competitive race, down but never out, both the drivers showed their amazing warrior mindset and went pedal to the metal from start to finish. JEV ran as high as 4th place after starting 21st . The mega-push to get to 4th JEV picked up debris that blocked the radiator causing limited energy recovery and required him to slow in order to finish. Reigning champion Stoffel Vandoorne’s fight today ran as high as 11th, with the Belgian driver happy with the performance of his car. The pair finished as they started, together.

 As the Season 9 winds down, with 4 races to go, The DS PENSKE squad is focused on delivering more thrilling battles and proving they are a force on track.

 The team looks forward to returning to Europe, on the ancient streets of Rome for Round 13 and 14 on July 15 and 16, 2023. The Rome circuit is a favorite among fans and drivers and is expected to be one of the most exciting and picturesque races of the season.


Team results – 2023 Southwire Portland E-Prix Round 12

















  Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019

‘The race was going very well up to the point I came to 4th, then I got pushed off in the middle of the race, in the grass, and the radiators were full of it and overheating, the car was not generating the same as the others, that costs me a lot of energy and eventually a strong finish. That is unfortunate, I was feeling confident in the car today after the strong practice and qualification sessions, I keep my head down, keep working with the team, a lot of potential so we will definitely keep pushing.’

 Stoffel Vandoorne, Reigning Formula E World Champion

‘Tough one to take here in Portland. We got disqualified from qualifying after a team infringement.

The Race was tough and this was one we should have come away with points. We’ll reset with the team and go again at the next event!

We need to move forward, we will put all our energy into preparing for the next races in Rome.’