19 February 2020

  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing announce British racing driver Jamie Chadwick as the first driver to pilot the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 at the rookie test in Marrakesh next month
  • Rookie driver testing takes place on Sunday 1 March, the day after the Marrakesh E-Prix and is open to drivers who have previously never held an e-licence
  • Chadwick, the W Series champion, is announced as the first driver for the British team, with a second driver being revealed soon

19 February 2020, Whitley, United Kingdom:

Panasonic Jaguar Racing welcomes Jamie Chadwick as the first driver for the ABB FIA Formula E rookie test in Marrakesh on Sunday 1 March

The 21-year old Briton began racing go-karts at the age of 11 and her career has never looked back. At 17, she was the first woman and youngest driver to win the British GT Championship. In 2018, she became the first woman to win a British F3 race. Last February, she became the first female winner of the MRF Challenge series in Chennai.

In 2019, Chadwick joined the W Series, the first all-female single-seater championship. Asserting her skill and outright pace early on, Chadwick dominated the championship eventually lifting the trophy achieving 5 podiums from just 6 races.

Marrakesh Rookie Test, Jamie Chadwick

I’m thrilled to be joining the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team for the official rookie test event in Marrakesh. I’m a huge fan of Formula E and everything that it stands for so to be teaming up with this race winning outfit is an incredible opportunity. I can’t wait to get in the car and work closely with the team to have a successful test.

Jamie Chadwick
Rookie Test Driver

It is great to welcome Jamie on board as one of our rookie test drivers. After proving her ability on track during the W Series, we’re excited to see her step up and see what she can do in the Jaguar I-TYPE 4. She will bring us some critical insights for the development of the racecar and I’m looking forward to working with Jamie in Marrakesh.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

The second rookie test driver for Panasonic Jaguar Racing will be announced ahead of the Marrakesh e-prix.

Marrakesh Rookie Test, Jamie Chadwick

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Imogen Shaw, Media Officer, Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7825 024 591

Email: imogen.shaw@jaguarracing.com


Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

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.