FIA Formula E Team DS Virgin Racing completes move to Silverstone Park
Leading Formula E team DS Virgin Racing has completed the move of its operational arm to new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone Park – in close proximity to the Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motor racing.
The UK-based team, which has competed in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship since its inception, moved in last summer in preparation for the category’s fourth season but has now put the finishing touches to its new premises. The 11,000 sq ft base is home to approximately 25 permanent staff, as well as housing the team’s race-winning cars, workshop bays, spare parts, engineering offices and multi-media meeting rooms.
DS Virgin Racing Team Manager Leon Price, who oversees the facilities, said: “We looked at a number of locations but the high standard of facilities at Silverstone Park, together with the skillset and like-minded businesses on the doorstep, made it an easy choice. It’s great to be now fully settled in and to have a strong base, just a stone’s throw from the home of British racing, in which to prepare for the demands of the Formula E series.”
MEPC’s Roz Bird, Commercial Director at Silverstone Park, commented:
“DS Virgin Racing is a very exciting addition to our tenant roster because it’s a great name, operating at the highest levels and the company is passionate about innovation around electric vehicles and sustainability.”
Paul Britton, CEO of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, added:
“The Thames Valley region is at the heart of the UK’s high-performance technology and motorsport cluster, perhaps better known as ‘Motorsport Valley’. It is good to see DS Virgin Racing moving their operations into the region, which is home to the largest concentration of UK motorsports firms supplying cutting-edge technology to Formula One and dominating the design and manufacture of components used in the majority of the world’s racing categories today.”
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