VIP DRIVERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY ‘LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN’ IN BERLIN

24 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 introduces the VIP drivers who will compete in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Lockdown Showdown in Berlin.

  • Jaguar Racing publish new episode of its video podcast series - ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’
  • In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton introduces the VIP drivers who will compete in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Lockdown Showdown in Berlin
  • Watch and listen to episode 14 of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/YouTube_EP_14
  • Subscribe to the series and listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/RAHApple & Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/Google_EP14
  • Also subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Spotify: https://sptfy.com/9guD

During this episode, Amanda Stretton speaks to Michelin VIP driver, Oli Webb, W Series and Diriyah VIP driver, Abbie Eaton and Austrian Journalist, Sven Förster.

The VIP drivers give an insight into their journeys into motorsport, discuss electrification on both the road and the track and chat about competing in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY season finale.

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series will conclude in an action-packed week of racing at Berlin’s Tempelhof Circuit. This iconic location will host seven races across nine days including Super Sunday 9 August which will feature two races including a ‘reserve grid’ round 8. On 13 August the season two champions will be crowned.

Watch and listen to episode 14 of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/YouTube_EP_14

Subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/RAHApple  & Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/Google_EP14

Also listen and subscribe to the series on Spotify: https://sptfy.com/9guD 

I’m extremely excited to race in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY and I’m very grateful to Michelin for giving me the opportunity. I’ve never raced an electric car before and it’s a very competitive field so I’m fully expecting it to come with challenges. Most drivers on the grid know the car inside out and know the Tempelhof track very well. The VIP driver scheme that Jaguar promote is fantastic but I recognise the importance of respecting a long-term point system that could affect someone's career. You've got to make sure there is balance between making your mark, being competitive but also not jeopardising another driver’s championship. I'm so excited, I go into everything I do trying to win but I’d be very happy with a podium.

Oli Webb
Michelin VIP driver for Round 5 and 6

It’s amazing to be back in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY in Berlin. I’m very lucky to be participating in the Super Sunday race, so I’ll have time to dial in. I’m really hoping to be on the pace by the second race and use the third as an opportunity to get on the podium. The track evolution in Diriyah was massive over the two days but hopefully by the time I get into the racecar in Round 6 in Berlin the track evolution will have improved. I’m really looking forward to it. As I was able to be competitive in Diriyah last year, I almost felt I had unfinished business. I had such a great time in the I-PACE eTROPHY that I wanted to get involved more so I’m really grateful for this opportunity.

Abbie Eaton
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY VIP Driver for Round 6,7 and 8
VIP DRIVERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY ‘LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN’ IN BERLIN
VIP DRIVERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY ‘LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN’ IN BERLIN
VIP DRIVERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE JAGUAR I-PACE eTROPHY ‘LOCKDOWN SHOWDOWN’ IN BERLIN

I’ve seen some amazing car control skills from the drivers in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY over the last two years and I’m really excited to be involved. There are still some people who are sceptical of electric cars but I think a huge advantage of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is that it demonstrates you can race incredibly fast around the city street circuits, have fun and still have energy left in the battery after the race – which is a huge achievement.

Sven Förster
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY VIP Driver, Round 9

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY VIP driver for Round 10 will be announced in due course.

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.

Further information

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.