Techeetah has taken the wraps off its season five Formula E car, dubbed the DSETENSEFE19, and confirmed an unchanged driver line-up consisting of Jean-Eric Vergne and Andre Lotterer for 2018/19.

The Chinese backed squad enjoyed its strongest season in the all-electric series to date in 2017/18, finishing second to Audi in the teams’ championship while Vergne claimed four victories en route to winning the drivers’ title.

For 2018/19, Techeetah has become a fully-fledged works manufacturer squad thanks to a new partnership with DS Automobiles – taking over from Virgin Racing - having spent the last two years as a Renault customer outfit.

Techeetah unveiled its latest Formula E contender at its season five launch event in Versailles, where it also announced it would be retaining its driver partnership of Vergne and Lotterer for a second campaign.

Vergne, who revealed to Crash.net in August he had been approached by a Formula 1 team regarding a 2019 race seat following his title triumph at the 2017/18 New York finale, will continue with Techeetah for a third consecutive year.

Teammate Lotterer scored a best result of second place in Santiago - as Techeetah recorded a historic 1-2 finish – on his way to finishing eighth in the drivers’ standings with 64 points.

Season five will see the introduction of the ‘Gen2’ car, which includes greater power and battery capacity, eliminating the need for the mid-race car swaps that have been a feature of Formula E races since its inception in 2014.

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