ABB FIA Formula E: TAG Heuer ambassador Jean-Eric Vergne wins 2019 New York City E-Prix

Posted on 11/08/2019 by Tag Heuer
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TAG Heuer x Jean-Éric Vergne: Race driver and TAG Heuer ambassador Jean-Éric Vergne, otherwise known as JEV, won the ABB Formula E for the second time and thus successfully defends his title of World Champion. With this back-to-back win, the 29-year-old Frenchman made history! A seventh-placed finish in the final race of the 2018-19 season in New York was enough to wrap up the championship. Jean-Eric Vergne won 3 of 13 races; the highest number among the 22 participating drivers.:

TAG Heuer is a Founding Partner of Formula E and has been the Official Timekeeper since the inception of the sport in 2014. The “E” in Formula E stands for electric, energy, environment, engineering, and entertainment. A fusion of technology, sports, science, design, and music, Formula E offers a glimpse into the exciting future of motorsports and beyond. There’s no exhaust, no gasoline, no smell of burning rubber: the air is clean and pure, but the competition is fierce. When innovation and excitement collide, the possibilities are endless.

All the thrills, speed and excitement of racing come together to form the perfect illustration of TAG Heuer’s #DontCrackUnderPressure motto, and JEV just demonstrated how to put that to practice.

It is an honor to be part of the TAG Heuer family. I’ve known this company for a long time now, and I’ve always been attracted by their involvement in motorsport, their performances and their ambition to do things their way. As a driver, I also challenge myself every day, and understand the motto #DontCrackUnderPressure better than anyone else!” Jean-Éric Vergne.

 

 

The partnership with Jean- Éric Vergne underscores TAG Heuer‘s involvement in motor racing and passion for avant-garde technology.

A motorsports enthusiast since his childhood, Jean-Eric Vergne (JEV) began his driving career in a go-kart, at the age of 4. He was crowned National Champion in 2007 (Formula Campus) and in 2008 (Formula Renault). At the age of 20, the French driver won the British F3 Championship, the antechamber of Formula 1. He then became the youngest French driver in Formula 1 history when he joined Toro Rosso in 2012.

After 3 seasons in the top category, JEV joined the Scuderia Ferrari as a reserve driver but didn’t hesitate to take up the challenge of Formula E. He also joined the new FIA Championship in the third race in Punta del Este, winning the pole position without having tested the car before.

Despite a busy schedule, JEV then entered the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the LMP2 category before being disqualified for technical irregularities. A blow that didn’t stop the Frenchman, who finished 2nd in the driver ranking and still allowed GDrive Racing to become 2018 Champions.

Present in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship since the 2014-2015 season, of which TAG Heuer is a founding partner, JEV won the title in New York’s streets, on July 14, 2018. Crowned during the 4th season, he became the first French driver to win this title with 4 pole positions, 4 wins, 6 podiums, and 54 points ahead of Lucas Di Grassi, his first rival. A first in the history of the championship.

 

 

In 2019/20, JEV will again drive in the FIA Formula E Championship and ELMS. More determined than ever, the Frenchman is ready to go faster than ever. This is the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – Calendar for the upcoming season:

1 Ad Diriyah ** Saudi Arabia November 22, 2019
2 Ad Diriyah Saudi Arabia 23 November 2019
3 TBC TBC December 14, 2019
4 Santiago * Chile January 18, 2020
5 Mexico City * Mexico February 15, 2020
6 Hong Kong * China March 1, 2020
7 TBC China March 21, 2020
8 Rome Italy April 4, 2020
9 Paris France April 18, 2020
10 Seoul * South Korea May 3, 2020
11 Berlin Germany May 30, 2020
12 New York City United States June 20, 2020
13 London * Great Britain July 25, 2020
14 London * Great Britain July 26, 2020

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