JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY DRIVERS - SÉRGIO JIMENEZ, FAHAD ALGOSAIBI AND MASHHUR BAL HEJAILA JOIN RE:CHARGE @ HOME

15 May 2020

Today Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY drivers Mashhur Bal Hejaila and Fahad Algosaibi, from Saudi Racing, and reigning Champion Sérgio Jimenez, from ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil.

  • Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series
  • In the latest episode, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY drivers Mashhur Bal Hejaila and Fahad Algosaibi, from Saudi Racing, and reigning champion Sérgio Jimenez speak to Vernon Kay about life in lockdown, the I-PACE eTROPHY race series and ATTACK MODE strategies
  • Watch and listen to episode seven of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrhofkUEX9E
  • Subscribe to the series and listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/RAHApple & Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/rRAH-EP7-GOOGLE
  • Also subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Spotify: https://bit.ly/RAH-EP7-SPOTIFY

During episode seven the drivers share how they got started in racing, reveal what they’ve been up to in lockdown and give their insight into the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series, including uncovering their ATTACK MODE strategies.

Watch and listen to episode seven of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrhofkUEX9E

Subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/RAHApple & Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/rRAH-EP7-GOOGLE

Also listen and subscribe to the series on Spotify: https://bit.ly/RAH-EP7-SPOTIFY

Overall it’s been a great start to the season, our pace has been good and we’ve been getting closer to the drivers at the front of the track. I’ve loved meeting the other competitors and the wider team – the atmosphere and whole experience has been amazing. Learning how to race on street circuits and different tracks around the world has been nothing I could have ever imagined and I really hope we can get back to it soon, when it’s safe for everyone to do so.

Fahad Algosaibi,
Saudi Racing driver

The three races we’ve had so far have all been such a great experience. We always knew joining the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in season two we’d have to catch up pretty quickly. It’s the second year for some of the drivers, whereas Fahad and I have had to learn how to get the most out of the car and the circuits to be able to compete with the more experienced drivers. It’s been a steep learning curve for us both. Having said that, even from Diriyah to Mexico City you could see that our times were getting faster and closer to the front runners. I can’t wait to get back to the track and start racing again.

Mashhur Bal Hejaila
Saudi Racing driver

I never thought I’d be able to race in the centre of Paris, Rome or Hong Kong. This is what makes the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series fantastic. Formula One enabled drivers to race on the streets of Monaco but ABB FIA Formula E has given the opportunity for drivers to do this all over the world. I’ve won a few races and had a few pole positions, but my highlight has to be Hong Kong last season. I unfortunately didn’t get my qualifying lap because the weather was changing so much which made the track slippery. This meant I started at the back of the grid, but I pushed forward – the fight was hard but I was still able to get a podium. This was a very special race for me.

Sérgio Jimenez
ZEG iCarros Jaguar Brazil driver
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY DRIVERS - SÉRGIO JIMENEZ, FAHAD ALGOSAIBI AND MASHHUR BAL HEJAILA JOIN RE:CHARGE @ HOME
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY DRIVERS - SÉRGIO JIMENEZ, FAHAD ALGOSAIBI AND MASHHUR BAL HEJAILA JOIN RE:CHARGE @ HOME
JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY DRIVERS - SÉRGIO JIMENEZ, FAHAD ALGOSAIBI AND MASHHUR BAL HEJAILA JOIN RE:CHARGE @ HOME

The new series, hosted by Amanda Stretton and Vernon Kay, will be a regular, insightful series fans can look forward to with new guests in each episode across Formula E and the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY– the word’s first all-electric touring car series.

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

ABOUT JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY

After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in 2016, Jaguar created the world’s first all-electric touring car race series for a production car – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

Exclusively featuring Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, the all-electric series gives drivers of the future and established racers a chance to showcase their talent, competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport. After making history in the inaugural season, the groundbreaking series will see up to 20 identical Jaguar I-PACE battery electric racecars on the grid in 10 races, across eight global cities.

New for season two is the introduction of ATTACK MODE providing an extra 20% in torque and power for a specified duration (defined at race) providing increased race strategy and additional overtaking opportunities.

The series supports the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle, and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover’s future electrification strategy, commitment to electric street racing and the team’s mission of ‘Fearless Progress’.

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY partners include official tyre supplier Michelin, official charging partner ABB, technical partner Sabelt, official clothing supplier One All Sports, official racewear supplier Alpine Stars and official logistics partner DHL.