9 July 2018

Panasonic Jaguar Racing head to New York City for the Formula E Season Four Championship finale in Red Hook, Brooklyn

  • Team hope to complete their most successful season to date by securing a top‑five finish in the team standings
  • Mitch Evans aiming for continued success after securing Jaguar’s first ABB FIA Formula E Championship pole position in Zurich
  • Nelson Piquet Jr targets a return to points‑scoring form in the double‑header finale
Mitch Evans Jaguar I-TYPE 2

Whitley, UK, Monday 9 July – Panasonic Jaguar Racing are set to make history for the team in New York as they hope to finish their second season of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship within the top five team standings.

The double‑header races, held against the awe‑inspiring backdrops of the Manhattan skyline takes place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, when Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr will tackle the 2.37km street circuit in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Following Evans and the team’s first ever pole position in Zurich, Panasonic Jaguar Racing are hoping to continue their success in New York and return season one  champion Nelson Piquet Jr to point‑scoring form at his second E‑Prix in the Big Apple.

With the end of season four within touching distance, Panasonic Jaguar Racing aim to score more valuable championship points in the final two races, sealing their position as a top‑five team.

Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr

James Barclay, Team Director, Panasonic Jaguar Racing: “With two races to go in what has been a electrifying season for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, we’re excited to end the season on the grandest stage of all: New York City. This season I’ve been particularly proud to see the huge improvement and developments we’ve made as a team. We are hopeful we can continue with strong performances from both Mitch and Nelson on the track in Brooklyn and solidify our position as one of the top five teams in the championship.”

Mitch Evans, #20: “After completing my second season with the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team, it has been incredible to see the team go from strength to strength. I am currently 26 points outside the top five drivers and after securing Jaguar’s first ever Formula E pole position in Zurich, I’m ready to put in a strong performance in New York.”

Nelson Piquet Jr, #3: “My first season driving for Panasonic Jaguar Racing has been challenging but one thing has remained true, the improvements made by the team on the car throughout the season have been impressive. New York is one of my favourite cities and I’m looking forward to hopefully finishing the season with a positive result and challenging for points to help the team firm up their position in the standings.”

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Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554 005


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.

Jaguar’s Formula E programme will create tangible R&D benefits for the electrification of future Jaguar and Land Rover road cars and is designed around the team’s founding principle, ‘Race to Innovate’. 

Manufacturers can design their own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and rear suspension. Common components across all teams to control costs include the carbon fibre chassis and battery.  The focus is on developing electric vehicle powertrains.

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 ending in a double header in New York. All track action including practice, qualifying and racing takes place in a single day.