The team has also been involved in Formula E from the beginning, and it has used its platform to engage business leaders around the importance of sustainability and relentless innovation. On the eve of the 2017 Formula E race in New York, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and the DS Virgin Racing Team hosted the New York Innovation Summit. Branson was joined by the CEOs of The Dow Chemical Company, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Lanzatech, among others, to discuss how business can positively influence people’s lives and save the planet.

As part of the sponsorship programming, Stanley Black & Decker will provide racing fans with behind-the-scenes video footage on its social media channels profiling the team’s operations and race day activities. The company will also provide fans with an opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime VIP experience.

As the latest Official Team Partner of DS Virgin Racing, Stanley Black & Decker joins existing partners DS Automobiles, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Total, Kaspersky and Alpinestars.

For more information on the DS Virgin Racing Team, including access to high-res images and video content, visit: To learn more about Stanley Black & Decker, visit or follow the company on Twitter via @StanleyBlkDeckr.

About DS Virgin Racing

The DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team is one of the founding and leading outfits in the FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series. Headed up by Team Principal Alex Tai and with the continued support of Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, the team works in partnership with French luxury car manufacturer DS Automobiles, collaborating in order to power innovation. The team’s commercial headquarters are based in London, whilst it’s operational arm is centred at new state-of-the-art facilities at Silverstone, both overlapping with DS Automobiles’ facilities in Satory, France – part of the PSA Group’s Centre of Excellence. Now in its fourth season, the team remains one of the most successful on the grid and remains one of only a handful of teams to have recorded victories in every season to date. Meanwhile, Virgin Group is a leading international investment group and one of the world's most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors including mobile telephony, travel & transportation, financial services, leisure & entertainment and health & wellness. For further information visit

About Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world's leading provider of tools and storage, the world's second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, CRAFTSMAN, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, IRWIN, Lenox, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, POP, Avdel, Tucker, and more. Learn more at

Media Contacts:

Shannon Lapierre
Chief Communications Officer
(860) 827-3575
shannon.lapierre [at] (shannon[dot]lapierre[at]sbdinc[dot]com)

Tim Perra
Vice President of Public Affairs
(860) 826-3260
tim.perra [at] (tim[dot]perra[at]sbdinc[dot]com)

DS Virgin Racing Media Contacts:

Tom Phillips
PR & Communications Manager, DS Virgin Racing
+44 (0) 7496 972965
tom.phillips [at] (tom[dot]phillips[at]ds-virginracing[dot]com)