19 November 2019

  • British racing team, Panasonic Jaguar Racing, enters its fourth season of electric street racing
  • Season six driver line up features 2019 Rome E-Prix race winner, Mitch Evans, and 2019 GTE Pro Le Mans 24 hours winner, James Calado
  • Evans and Calado are focussed on pushing for points, podiums and wins
  • 14 races, 12 cities, 12 teams compete across five continents over nine months
  • Lights go green for the first time in 2019/20 season at 15:00 AST on Friday 22 November 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

19 November 2019, Whitley, United Kingdom:

Panasonic Jaguar Racing are counting down until the lights go green on its fourth season of electric street racing in the ABB FIA Formula E championship. The double-header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, sees the start of the 2019/2020 season at 15:00 local time (AST) on Friday 22 November 2019.

The British Formula E team has developed the brand-new Jaguar I-TYPE 4 for season six, boasting the lightest and most efficient powertrain the team has ever produced with over 900 new parts introduced since the last race in July.

Driving the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 is, New Zealander, Mitch Evans and, Briton, James Calado. Evans returns after securing his most successful season in Formula E to date and Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s first ever Formula E win at the Rome E-Prix in 2019. While Calado, new to the series, has seen international success at Le Mans and in World Endurance championships, as the 2017 FIA World Endurance LMGTE Pro Champion & 2019 GTE Pro Le Mans 24 hours winner.

Season 6, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Our season six objective is to continue to make progress and to compete for more points, podiums and wins. With Mitch and James, we can look to build on the success of last season and push for more on-track success. We do not underestimate the task, we are up against the most competitive driver and team line up in the championship’s history but also in terms of current motorsport. As we head to Saudi Arabia, we are looking forward to the challenge and will be working hard to deliver a positive start to the season and to kick off our campaign well.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

I am excited to head to Saudi Arabia and start our fourth season together. We’ve tasted success now and the plan is to keep pushing for more. We are really well prepared and we know it is going to be a big fight. Saudi Arabia is a challenging track, and it is a double header, so it is important we get off to a strong start to season six.

Mitch Evans
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver #20
Season 6, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver, Mitch Evans #20

Heading to a track I’ve never visited in a race series completely new to me will be a big challenge, but one I’m really looking forward to. Testing has gone well but I can’t wait to get out on track and start racing in my first ever Formula E race. As one of the new drivers on the grid, I’m fully motivated and hope to surprise a few people in Saudi Arabia.

James Calado
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver #51
Season 6, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver, James Calado #51

There’s only 3 days until the Diriyah E-Prix, with the first race commencing on Friday 22 November at 15:00 local time (AST) and the second on Saturday 23 November at 15:00 local time (AST).

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Imogen Shaw, Media Officer, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 024 591



Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005


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. In 2019 the team won the Rome E-Prix – Jaguar’s first international motorsport victory since 1991.

Formula E is a real world test bed for Jaguar to make fearless progress in the future of electrification.

As an official manufacturer team in Formula E, Panasonic Jaguar Racing designs its own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and rear suspension. To control costs the carbon fibre chassis and battery are common components and the same for all twelve teams. This allows the focus to be on developing electric vehicle powertrains which are efficient and lightweight which will improve the performance and range of future Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles.

This is the second year teams will be racing with the futuristic Generation 2 racecars. Teams have two racecars, one per driver, which will be used for the full race distance.

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 Diriyah, Hong Kong, Sanya, Rome, Paris, New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.