13 January 2020

  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing heads to Santiago looking to continue their points scoring start to the season
  • Mitch Evans and James Calado are both ready to secure more points for the British based all-electric racing team
  • Round three of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship commences at 16:00 local time (CST) on Saturday 18 January 2020

13 January 2020, Whitley, United Kingdom:

Panasonic Jaguar Racing returns to Santiago for the third time on 18 January 2020 with New Zealander, Mitch Evans and British driver, James Calado, aiming for more points in the first ABB FIA Formula E Championship race of 2020.

With both drivers achieving points in the first two races in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, the team is now ready to secure more in Santiago’s street race.

The first race weekend of the season demonstrated that we have a competitive package for this season. The hard-work and innovations that have gone into the Jaguar I-TYPE 4, have created a competitive racecar which we think is capable of putting us in the points and on the podium this season. We achieved the fastest lap in round one – a great accolade for Mitch and the team behind the scenes. There were mistakes made in Diriyah along with penalty points that didn’t allow us to capitalise and make more of our pace, but as always, we will learn from them and are ready to take on round three and convert our pace into more points.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director
Season 6, Mitch Evans

Having had Christmas and the New Year at home in New Zealand with my family to digest the first two rounds of the season, I’m ready to return to Santiago and build on my championship points. There were learnings from Saudi Arabia which we have understood and learnt from as a team. Once again it has demonstrated just how vital qualifying is and I’m keen to celebrate the start of 2020 with a great qualifying position and race result in Santiago.

Mitch Evans
Season 6, James Calado

My first race weekend was a huge learning curve and having had a few weeks to work with my engineers, I feel fully prepared for Santiago. I’m excited to get back out on track and improve on my qualifying performance. Street circuits and electric racing is still a new challenge for me, but something I am confident I can crack very soon. Having finished seventh in round two, I’m now focused on improving and looking for more points again in round three for the team.

James Calado

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, Hong Kong, Sanya, Rome, Paris, New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.