Former Toro Rosso driver Jean Eric Vergne has won the Formula E championship, making it four champions in the four year history of the sport. He joins Sebastian Buemi, Lucas Di Grassi and Nelson Piquet Jr., who are all also former F1 drivers. He was disqualified from qualifying putting him at the back. He recovered to finish in the points, and in doing so confirmed his first place ahead of Sam Bird. He dedicated his success to fellow Frenchman Jules Bianchi who passed away following his injuries sustained in the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.