Vergne wants Techeetah to keep Sarrazin

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Jean-Eric Vergne hopes that Stephane Sarrazin will remain at Techeetah for Formula E’s fourth season after an impressive six-race stint to close out the campaign.

Sarrazin was loaned to Techeetah by Venturi for the final three double-header rounds following Esteban Gutierrez’s sudden exit to take up a full-time drive in IndyCar.

The Frenchman picked up third-place finishes in both New York and Montreal, supporting Techeetah as it recorded double-podiums on both occasions.

Vergne will remain with Techeetah for season four, and hopes that Sarrazin will be racing alongside him once again.

“I think we are the team that has scored the most points since New York. We are also probably the only team this year that scored two podiums together, when he had only three weekends with us,” Vergne told Current E.

“I think he’s done an amazing job. To get him to learn the car, it’s something completely different from his Venturi. I think if he stays next year in the team, it will probably be the strongest team.

“If there is anything I can do, I will clearly push for him to stay because he’s a great guy. I like him very much. On-track he’s always very respectful, and I think we work extremely well together, outside the track and on-track.

“He’s probably been the best teammate I’ve ever had.”

Sarrazin has remained coy about his season four plans, while Techeetah is also working on a planned powertrain deal with French manufacturer DS that may influence its driver plans.

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