3 April 2020

  • Jaguar Racing publish first episode of brand new ‘RE:CHARGE at Home’ video podcast series
  • Episode one features Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans and Team Director, James Barclay
  • This episode gives motorsport fans the opportunity to hear honest insight into the story of Jaguar Racing from concept to race winning team in ABB FIA Formula E
  • Watch and listen to episode one of the ‘RE:CHARGE at Home’ on YouTube here:
  • Listen to episode one of the ‘RE:CHARGE at Home’ podcast here:
  • As people all over the world are asked to Stay at Home, new episodes will be published regularly for Jaguar Racing fans to get their motorsport fix

Jaguar Racing has published episode one of a brand-new video podcast series, ‘RE:CHARGE at Home’. The inaugural episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver Mitch Evans and Team Director, James Barclay.

Episode one uncovers a rare, honest insight into the highs and lows James and Mitch have faced over the course of the British race teams’ history in electric motorsport, discussing the first moments Jaguar officially joined the ABB FIA Formula E championship through to what it has taken to get the team to the front of the grid.

Watch and listen to episode one of the ‘RE:CHARGE at Home’ on YouTube here: 

Listen to episode one of the ‘RE:CHARGE at Home’ podcast here:

RE:CHARGE at Home - episode one

Winding the clock back to December 2015, I remember well announcing in London the return of Jaguar to motorsport. Prior to the official Formula E announcement, conversations around Jaguar’s return to racing had been ongoing but it had to be for the right reasons. Racing is in the heart of Jaguar’s DNA but our entry into a racing series had to be well thought through and be part of a clear strategic plan. At the time in 2015 it was becoming clear electrification was the future and Jaguar could lead by being the first premium OEM to commit to the championship. We had been following Formula E since its first season and it was clear the championship had unique ingredients which made it very appealing for us to enter and support the Jaguar brand and product strategy - the story started there.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

The whole programme with Jaguar and Formula E came at the perfect time for me – looking back it was a life saver and allowed me to be on a world stage in an innovative racing series. When my management got the call for me to test for Jaguar it was great timing. I had a few, important tests to get through to secure the seat with an international automotive brand – I’ll never forget my first test in Donnington at a whole new circuit and a whole new car. Fortunately, I secured the seat but season one as a fresh, new team with rookie drivers and not the most developed car out there - our mission was like trying to climb Everest.

Mitch Evans

The new series, hosted by Amanda Stretton, will be a regular, insightful feature fans can look forward to with new guests starring in each episode across Formula E and the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY– the word’s first all-electric touring car series.

Further information

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, Marrakesh, Berlin, New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.