JAGUAR RACING RENEW LONG-TERM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CASTROL

9 September 2020

On World EV Day, Jaguar Racing have confirmed a long-term partnership renewal with leading brand Castrol within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, further extending a successful partnership starting in the 1980s in motorsport.

  • Jaguar Racing and Castrol renew long-term strategic partnership within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Castrol will continue to work with Jaguar Racing to develop e-Fluids and lubricants that will drive performance improvements through powertrain efficiencies
  • Castrol continues its pioneering research and development at its state-of-the-art facility in Pangbourne, UK
  • Castrol supports Jaguar Racing’s ‘Race to Innovate’ philosophy, aiming to influence the next generation of electric vehicles

Castrol will continue to support the team with technical expertise on and off the track, helping drive Jaguar Racing to more points, podiums and wins with powertrain efficiency gains from lightweight, low-friction greases and oils.

Jaguar Racing have benefited from using Castrol e-Transmission Fluid to date, which has delivered a significant step up in performance, both for cooling and reducing friction losses. Together, the teams are currently developing a new powertrain fluid for coming seasons that will further improve performance through cooling and component design in the Jaguar I-TYPE.

As a key technical partner Castrol understands Jaguar Racing’s ‘Race to Innovate’ philosophy, which aims to influence the next generation of electric vehicles. Castrol’s advanced e-Fluids, e-Transmission Fluids, e-Coolants and e-Greases, will extend the life of powertrain systems in Jaguar Land Rover’s current and future road car products like the multi award-winning all-electric Jaguar I-PACE.

JAGUAR RACING RENEW LONG-TERM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CASTROL
JAGUAR RACING RENEW LONG-TERM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CASTROL
JAGUAR RACING RENEW LONG-TERM STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CASTROL

We are delighted that Castrol will continue in partnership with Jaguar Racing. Together we have a shared vision for sustainability, innovation, performance and technology. Bringing their leading expertise and performance enhancing products to Jaguar Racing is crucial for our powertrain efficiency development both within our race cars and in Jaguar Land Rover’s future vehicles. Working with Castrol to understand how e-Fluids can give maximum benefit to our racing application is crucial to find those vital performance and efficiency gains together.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

Extending our partnership with Jaguar Racing is testament to our shared goals. Pushing our Castrol e-Fluids to the limit in the tough Formula E race environment is the ideal way to develop the electric vehicle technology of the future. We want to encourage faster adoption of EVs by delivering what drivers want, such as going further on a single charge, as revealed by our recent Accelerating the EVolution study.

AS Ramchander
Vice President Marketing, Castrol

Further information

For further information about 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 Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

ABOUT 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.

The 2020/21 Formula E season is the first as the all-electric series has been granted full world championship status by the FIA – the sport’s governing body. It will be the third year for the teams to be racing with the futuristic Gen2 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 Santiago, Diriyah, Sanya, Rome, Paris, Monaco, New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.  

Mitch Evans finished season six seventh in the Drivers' Championship and Jaguar Racing finished seventh in the Teams' Standings with a win in Mexico City, a podium in Santiago and one pole position.