Knob change in DS Performance

Thomas Chevaucher was appointed as the new head of the French brand's competition department.

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As of April 15, 2021, Thomas chevaucher will be in front of DS Performance and his objective will be none other than to conquer the titles of drivers and teams in Formula E with DS Techeetah, and at the same time manage a technical team that will be developing the car of the generation 3.

Since 2005, Chevaucher's professional career has been in motorsports, especially within the PSA / Stellantis Group: started in the competition department client of Peugeot Sport, then went on to work on the programs WRC y WTCC de Citroën Racing, and finally ended up at DS Performance in Formula E.

Thomas chevaucherThis engineer, who replaces Xavier Mestelan-Pinon, has been in charge of some of the most important technical developments and has been a craftsman of success in the categories in which he has worked. From the start of DS Performance and its entry into the electric category, he was responsible for the development of the drive chain.

“The first thing I want to do is thank Xavier, who throughout his career within the Citroën and DS brands has won titles with all of them. We wish him every success in his new role within the FIA. To succeed him, the choice of Thomas was clear… He is the fruit of the promotion of young talents that are sought after at Stellantis Motorsport. He will soon be 40 years old, and he has been appointed director of a sports brand with extensive experience ", he claimed Jean-Marc Finot, director of Stellantis Motorsport.

While Chevaucher stated: “This is a new challenge for me and I am very proud. I am very fortunate to be able to continue the progression of the team that I have been part of since its creation in 2015. It is an honor to continue with DS Automobiles what we started together with Xavier Mestelan-Pinon, which has led us to the successes that are already known. We are going to continue this momentum and this continues to be a challenge in the face of increasingly tough competition ”.

“From the human point of view, our team is very agile and relies on women and men who take pride in working together with a single goal that is victory, always together with Techeetah, with whom we write the most beautiful pages in history. of discipline ”, added the brand new head of DS Performance.



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