I’ll admit that I was pretty excited when DS Virgin Racing were established. I love sport, actually that may be the understatement of the year. So knowing that within the Virgin Group, their are opportunities to work together, I was keen to plan something in. Fortunately the feeling was mutual, which is why if you head over to our Facebook account, you’ll be able to enter a competition to win a case of Argentinean wine. With the Formula E circuit set to take Buenos Aires by storm this weekend, it seemed a natural fit.
Formula E For Beginners
If you’re yet to experience Formula E in all its city centre picturesque glory, you really should tune into Channel 5 this weekend to see DS Virgin Racing going for podium. Formula E is the first all-electric motor racing series. Specialising in innovation within motor sport and encouraging fan interaction at every turn. It’s contested of 10 teams, 2 drivers per team. If you’re a fan of motor racing in general, you’ll likely know the names Nick Heidfeld, Nelson Piquet Jr. and current Formula E champion Sebastien Buemi.
“I’m getting a lot of media asking me how I’ll perform in Buenos Aires, it being my home country and all. Well, I have the team, and I have the car, so I think I have as good a chance as anyone out there on race day. I’m just excited to go out and race in front of my fans!” – Jose Maria Lopez
DS Virgin Racing Drivers
Here at Virgin, we’re all about two drivers. DS Virgin Racing duo Jose Maria Lopez and British sensation Sam Bird. Jose Maria Lopez, as the only Argentinian in the Formula E field, approaches this race spurred on by knowing that he’ll have the local crowd firmly behind him. Meanwhile Driver Sam Bird has form at this track having won a thrilling contest in Buenos Aires last season, and enters the season 3 Buenos Aires race fresh off the back of a 2nd place finish in the previous race in Marrakech.
“It’s a great race for drivers and better still, a great day out for spectators. After my win there last season, I’m hugely excited to get back to Buenos Aires to try and repeat the feat.” – Sam Bird
The Buenos Aires ePrix takes place on Saturday February 18th at 4pm local time (-3 GMT) It will be broadcast live on UK Channel 5 and locally on Fox Sports Latin America. Who’s going to be watching this weekend?