At 21 years old, Jean-Éric became the youngest ever French driver to compete in Formula One when he joined Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2012. Following this, JEV also became the youngest French driver in history to earn Formula One points when he finished 8th in his second ever F1 Grand Prix.
Following three years with Toro Rosso, where he left with more points than any other team driver, Jean-Éric was chosen by Scuderia Ferrari as their development driver.
Upon joining Formula E, at the third ever race of the series, JEV immediately showed that he was there to stay, putting it on pole on his first ever time in the car. He went on to achieve three pole positions and three podiums in his first season, and another two podiums in his second season. JEV’s third season in Formula E saw him clinch another five podiums and his first win in the all-electric street racing series at the season finale in Montréal.
Season Four was the season that would etch JEV’s name into the history books forever. With six podiums, four pole positions and 198 points, he won the Drivers’ Championship. JEV won the championship with more points to his nearest rival than any other champion before him. He secured points in all 12 race starts and had no DNFs, securing what can only be described as a record-breaking season with the championship’s only customer team in Season Four, DS TECHEETAH.