PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING HEADS TO MEXICO CITY FULL OF CONFIDENCE FOR MORE PODIUMS

7 February 2020

  • After the first Pole Position and podium of the season last time out, Panasonic Jaguar Racing heads to Mexico City on a high
  • Mitch Evans and James Calado aim to continue competitive points scoring results
  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing now sits fifth in the ABB FIA Formula E teams’ championship
  • The British team takes to the track for round four on 15 February in Mexico City at 16:00

07 February 2020, Whitley, United Kingdom:

Having secured a Pole Position, podium and double points result in round three of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Santiago, Panasonic Jaguar Racing is ready to maintain momentum this week in Mexico City.

On Saturday 15 February the lights will go green for round four with New Zealander, Mitch Evans, and Briton, James Calado prepared to capitalise on the Jaguar I-TYPE 4’s performance to date.

Season 6, Mexico E-Prix
Season 6, Mexico E-Prix
Season 6, Mexico E-Prix

Having claimed our first Pole Position and podium of the season in Santiago, we head to Mexico City and round four of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship with some positive momentum. So far this season we have demonstrated that the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 is a competitive package. The team is working hard to continue the progress we’ve made, and we are focused on competing for more points and podiums. Mitch is on great form and James has made positive improvements in his first three races. The new track layout is quite different, so it is going to add an extra test for all the teams and drivers. We are looking forward to being back in Mexico and taking on this challenge in front of the passionate Mexican fans.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

Santiago was a great moment for the team, achieving our first Pole Position and podium this season. Undoubtedly there was some disappointment that the challenges we faced didn’t let us exploit our excellent qualifying performance, but this has only made us more determined. We’ve been working extremely hard to ensure we go into this race week fully prepared to get the most out of every session with an eye on achieving more podiums. Tasting the champagne is something I want to do again in Mexico City.

Mitch Evans
#20
Season 6, Mexico E-Prix, Mitch Evans

My main aim will be looking to improve my qualifying result, enabling us to start in a stronger position on the grid. If we can place higher up, I’m confident we will be in a strong position when the chequered flag falls. The I-TYPE 4’s race pace is extremely competitive, and I am determined to push the car and myself to the limits to get the job done.

James Calado
#51
Season 6, Mexico E-Prix, 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

Email: imogen.shaw@jaguarracing.com

 

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

ABOUT PANASONIC 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.

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