DAVID GANDY STARS IN JAGUAR RACING PODCAST SERIES - RE:CHARGE @ HOME

10 July 2020

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 Ambassador and Model, David Gandy and Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver, Mitch Evans.

  • Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series
  • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Jaguar Ambassador and Model, David Gandy and Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver, Mitch Evans about mental preparation, longevity of careers and the growth of ABB FIA Formula E
  • Watch and listen to episode 13 of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/YouTube_EP13
  • Subscribe to the series and listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/RAHApple & Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/Google_EP13
  • Also subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Spotify: https://bit.ly/Spotify_EP13

In the latest episode, the trio give an honest insight into mental preparation and strength, discuss the longevity of their respective careers and reminisce on Jaguar’s journey in ABB FIA Formula E.

The guests also reveal their passion for motorsport, emphasise the importance of a healthy lifestyle and explain what life is like in the limelight.

Watch and listen to episode 13 of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/YouTube_EP13

Subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/RAHApple & Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/Google_EP13

Also listen and subscribe to the series on Spotify: https://bit.ly/Spotify_EP13

Mental preparation is key before a race. I’m always thinking about driving and racing - ever since Berlin has been confirmed to conclude the season, it’s all I’ve been focusing on. I can’t stop thinking about getting back to the track. I’ve actually been watching races, qualifying and free practice sessions from previous seasons in Tempelhof. This is really important for me, prior to a race weekend, as I can look at how I performed last year and find areas for improvement. Then at the track, when we’re on the grid, a different element of mental preparation is needed, a switch turns on in my head and I instantly compose myself. When the lights go green, I’m in the zone and ready to race. Different drivers have different processes, but this works for me and I have the confidence that I’ve prepared as much as I can to succeed.

Mitch Evans
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver
DAVID GANDY STARS IN JAGUAR RACING PODCAST SERIES - RE:CHARGE @ HOME
DAVID GANDY STARS IN JAGUAR RACING PODCAST SERIES - RE:CHARGE @ HOME
DAVID GANDY STARS IN JAGUAR RACING PODCAST SERIES - RE:CHARGE @ HOME

You have to be mentally strong in the fashion industry. There are constant setbacks at the start, you may not get a job for months and you’re often criticised. But it’s imperative to have a thick skin, carry on and not let negativity get you down. I can’t imagine it’s the same mental preparation as a racing driver or a sports person, but you do have to switch something on in order to succeed.

“I always say fashion pays for the passion and my passion is cars. It’s been great to follow the journey of Formula E with Jaguar and with Mitch [Evans] from the start. I’ll be honest, I was sceptical at the beginning, but Formula E has become such an accessible sport for everyone and has proved me wrong. The racing is very intense, there is more overtaking, crashing and there is lots of excitement. It suits today’s world with people's attention span. After attending the first race with Jaguar I found myself watching every E-Prix and the transition has been great. I love the accessibility of Formula E, not just for the fans but also that it takes place in the heart of incredible cities.

David Gandy
Model and Jaguar Ambassador

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 Panasonic Jaguar Racing and the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

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 PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING

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.