26 September 2019

  • Evans, one of the championship front runners in Formula E, has reaffirmed his commitment to Panasonic Jaguar Racing by signing a multi-year contract
  • The New Zealand born driver will continue to race for the British based Formula E team
  • Following his first win at the Rome E-Prix last season, the 25-year-old is determined to fight for more points, podiums and wins
  • Mitch’s teammate will be announced at the team’s launch on 2 October

New Zealander, Mitch Evans, has committed his long-term future to Panasonic Jaguar Racing for season six and beyond in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

Having secured the British team’s first Formula E win in Rome last season, Panasonic Jaguar Racing is looking to Mitch for more wins, points and podiums for the team in the future.

Mitch, who today has signed a multi-year contract, has been working closely with the team to get the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 ready to conquer the 12 city circuits on the ABB FIA Formula E season 6 calendar.

Evans’ teammate will be announced at the team’s official launch on 2 October, completing the Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver line-up for season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

We are delighted that Mitch has committed his future to Panasonic Jaguar Racing and will remain an integral part of the team for the foreseeable future. We have grown together in the last three seasons and developed into a winning team capable of fighting at the front of this highly competitive championship. Together we look forward to writing the next chapter of Jaguar Racing’s history.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

I’m really happy to be staying with the team for a fourth season. I have had a taste for victory driving for Panasonic Jaguar Racing now all I want is more! The team is getting stronger and I feel at home here. I’m determined to push forward with Panasonic Jaguar Racing, building on last season’s success as we hunt down more points, podiums and wins.

Mitch Evans
Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Imogen Shaw, Media Officer, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 024 591



Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005


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. 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 including Diriyah, Rome, Paris, New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.