25 May 2019

Round ten of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship showed promised but ended in disappointment for Panasonic Jaguar at the 2019 BMW i Berlin E-Prix presented by CBMM Niobium.

  • Round ten of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship took place at the historic Tempelhof Airfield, Berlin
  • Alex Lynn impressed by competing in his first Super Pole for the team before a technical issue forced him to retire from the race in P6
  • Mitch Evans continued his streak of completing every race in Season 5 and showed real pace by topping FP1
  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to Bern for Round 11 on 22 June

After showing impressive speed and competing in his first ever Super Pole for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Alex Lynn qualified P5 and was set to earn strong points before a technical issue forced him to retire.

Season 5, Berlin E-Prix

His teammate Mitch Evans had previously topped the time sheets in FP1 but had to contend with a race-long midfield battle after qualifying P18. He missed out a point finish in P12. The Kiwi continues his streak of completing every race this season.

Season 5, Berlin E-Prix

The penultimate round of the European races took place on a challenging concrete track renowned for being tough on brakes and tyres. A strong start for Alex saw him battling for a podium in the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 before misfortune struck. Mitch showed impressive race craft in the middle of the field despite a damaged front wing, moving up six places by the chequered flag.

Season 5, Berlin E-Prix

The Panasonic Jaguar Racing team will now prepare for the Bern E-Prix, which takes place on Saturday 22 June.

This wasn’t the result we wanted. There are such fine margins in Formula E and we saw that this weekend. We need to go away to look at the route of the problem Alex had with his car in the race and what caused the difficulties Mitch had in qualifying.
It is important that we remain positive as a team. The pace in Free Practice and Alex’s first Super Pole for the team are positives from a tough day. We know the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 is quick and we’ll come back fighting for the next race in Bern.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing, Team Director
Season 5, Berlin E-Prix

All weekend the car showed really strong pace It was great to be competing in my first Super Pole for the team and be fighting at the front of the race. It’s a shame we didn’t get the result we wanted on this occasion. Unfortunately I had an issue with the car, which meant I couldn’t continue. I am confident the guys can find out what went wrong. We have a few weeks now to concentrate on getting a good result in Bern

Alex Lynn
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver, #3
Season 5, Berlin E-Prix

Obviously it’s disappointing to not be in the points. Trying to work our way through the middle of the field wasn’t easy – we made up six places, but it wasn’t enough in the end. There’s a lot we can learn from this race and I’m happy with how quick the car was in Free Practice. We’ll be doing all we can to get back into the points in Bern.

Mitch Evans
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver, #20
Season 5, Berlin E-Prix

Further information

Victoria Monk, Media Officer, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7392 106 923

Email: victoria.monk@jaguarracing.com


Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors


Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series.

Jaguar’s Formula E programme will create tangible R&D benefits for the electrification of future Jaguar and Land Rover road cars and is designed around the team’s founding principle, ‘Race to Innovate’. 

Manufacturers can design their own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and rear suspension. Common components across all teams to control costs include the carbon fibre chassis and battery. The focus is on developing electric vehicle powertrains.

ABB Formula E unveiled earlier this year the Generation 2 racecars. Teams will now have one racecar per driver, and no longer be required to make the mandatory car swap.

Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the centre of the world’s major cities including Riyadh, Hong Kong, Sanya, Monaco, Rome, Paris and ending in a double-header weekend in New York.