4 July 2019

  • The ABB FIA Formula E Championship returns to New York next weekend for an epic season finale doubleheader
  • Mitch Evans and his Jaguar I-TYPE 3, currently in third position in the Driver Standings, 43 points behind the leader Jean-Eric Vergne, is still in the fight to take the title with 58 points available
  • Lights go green in Brooklyn for Round 12 at 16:00 ET on Saturday 13 July, with the finale, Round 13, commencing at 16:00 ET on Sunday 14 July
Season 5, Bern E-Prix

Returning to the podium in Switzerland proved that we have the speed to compete at the very front in Formula E. This has given us a lot of confidence going into the last two races in New York. I qualified on the front row there last year and I really like the track in Brooklyn. There is a big gap to Jean-Eric (Vergne) in the points but I prefer to be the hunter than the hunted. If we get a big points haul on Saturday it will be all to play for on Sunday. I really have nothing to lose. I’ve finished every race this year and I am ready to fight for this championship. It is not over by a long way.

Mitch Evans, #20
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver

Following my best result for Panasonic Jaguar Racing in Bern, I’m heading into the New York double header with a lot of confidence. With Mitch pushing for the Championship title, my main focus is on picking up as many points as possible for the team, maintaining the positive run we’ve seen in the second half of this season. If I am in the points that leaves less chances for Mitch’s title rivals.

Alex Lynn, #3
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver

Bern was a brilliant weekend for the entire Panasonic Jaguar Racing team with Mitch securing his second podium and Alex his best finish for the team.
Back to back races adds a layer of difficulty we don’t see that often, but as we head to New York for the season finale, we’re in a confident mood and it’s all still to play for.
Mitch is sitting in a brilliant position in the Driver Standings and he and the team are working incredibly hard to give ourselves the best opportunity to push for the title. The ABB FIA Formula E Championship has thrown up many surprises this season, and with a little luck, who knows what might happen come Sunday evening. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

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

Further information

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Victoria Monk, Media Officer, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

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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.