ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO THE UK, THE HOME OF PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING

25 July 2019

  • Rounds 14 and 15 of the upcoming season six ABB FIA Formula E Championship will take place at the ExCeL in London
  • The season finale double-header will take place over the weekend 25 and 26 July 2020
  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing will be the only UK manufacturer team, as the fastest growing motorsport series returns to the UK after a four-year break

It is exactly one year to go until the ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to London with Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, featuring in the electric motorsport series.

 

UK based Jaguar became the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric street racing series in 2016 when they entered Formula E with the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. As the championship heads to its sixth season, the home team are excited to see the series return to London.

 

The 2019 / 2020 Formula E season kicks off in Ad Diriyah on 22 November. Jaguar will be joined by Porsche and Mercedes in season six which will see nine car manufacturers battling it out on cities streets – the largest number of manufacturers competing in an international motorsport series.

With Season 5 finishing just last week in New York City, our focus now turns to Season 6 where everyone associated with Jaguar and Panasonic Jaguar Racing is particularly excited with the return of the London E-Prix.

As the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, with a rich heritage in motorsport, a race in the capital will be a real highlight next season and exciting news for all British motorsport fans and our thousands of employees here in the UK.

Formula E allows us to race on street circuits in the most iconic cities around the world showcasing the sustainability and performance benefits of battery electric vehicles. We’re excited and proud to be able bring the championship and our team to race in front of a home crowd. The unique indoor / outdoor track around the Royal Docks and ExCeL is sure to be a great venue to finish the season and showcase this fantastic championship that goes from strength to strength.”

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director
ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO THE UK, THE HOME OF PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING
ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO THE UK, THE HOME OF PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING
ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO THE UK, THE HOME OF PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING
ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL THE ABB FIA FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS TO THE UK, THE HOME OF PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

 

Victoria Monk, Media Officer, Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Tel: +44 (0) 7392 106 923

Email: victoria.monk@jaguarracing.com 

 

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Panasonic 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.

In 2018, ABB Formula E unveiled earlier the Generation 2 racecar. Teams now have one racecar per driver, and no longer 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, Berlin, Rome, Paris, New York and ending in a double-header weekend in London.