After competing in Mexico and Saudi Arabia, DS PENSKE return to action this weekend in India for the 2023 Greenko Hyderabad e-Prix. The first FIA World Championship event in the country since the India Grand Prix in 2013, Hyderabad is on the calendar for the first time and will host the fourth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Saturday 11 February at 15:04 local time.
Situated on south corner of the Hussain Sagar lake, the Hyderabad e-Prix will see the new Gen3 cars battle it out on a completely new circuit. With the city’s high summer temperatures, the biggest challenge for the team drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Jean-Éric Vergne, apart from learning a brand new high-speed layout, will prove to be adapting to the weather on and off track.
The entire DS PENSKE squad has worked tirelessly in the days since returning from Diriyah, and is prepared to push each component of the car to the limit to maximize the number of points.
This event is receiving the attention of the whole country and large numbers of fans are expected to attend to show their support for the racing teams. DS PENSKE is prepared to fight as hard as they can to be in the front of the grid and take the win.
Stoffel Vandoorne, reigning Formula E world champion
‘Hyderabad should be a great challenge. I have spent a lot of time in the simulator preparing for this new track and finding the right strategy with the team. We worked hard between Riyadh and here and will be doing everything we can to push for good results during this historic weekend.’
Jean-Eric Vergne, Formula E Champion in 2018 and 2019
‘Looking ahead to Hyderabad, it is going to be a new track for the series which always challenges every driver and team to find the best set up. Every lap allows us to become more familiar with the track, and the whole team has worked very hard to improve in all areas to ensure we are ready to leverage the speed of the DS E-Tense package.’
The track – stats:
2.835 km track length