AFTER CHALLENGING DAY TEAM TURNS FOCUS TO MAXIMISING RESULTS IN REMAINING BERLIN RACES

6 August 2020

Round 7 was a challenging one for Panasonic Jaguar Racing at Berlin’s Tempelhof circuit today for the ABB FIA Formula E season six finale.

  • Mitch Evans climbs to P12 from qualifying P17 and secures his first public FanBoost vote
  • James Calado finishes P22 after difficult qualifying and drive-through penalty
  • British team now looks ahead to the four remaining Berlin races and a familiar track layout

Round 7 was a challenging one for Panasonic Jaguar Racing at Berlin’s Tempelhof circuit today for the ABB FIA Formula E season six finale.

Despite climbing up the field from P17, Mitch Evans finished just outside of the points in P12. The Kiwi did take a small positive away from a tough day with his and the team’s first FanBoost helped by support from fans, team partners and Jaguar Land Rover employees.

James Calado had another tough day hindered by a P22 qualifying position finishing the day in P20 following a drive through penalty for a technical infringement.

The team will now look to regroup and rebuild for Rounds 8 and 9 on Saturday and Sunday with the traditional anti-clockwise layout.

A challenging day for us as a team today. The day started well with good pace and performance in FP3 with Mitch in P4. We were looking forward to a good qualifying session but unfortunately, we didn't get the lap we felt we were capable of. Given how close the field was, it meant that the race was going to be a real challenge and that's exactly what played out. It was ultimately very difficult to make progress. We had a clean race and we made up a few positions but unfortunately not enough to get us into the points. We were definitely frustrated with the results but as a team we'll go away do our homework and our analysis and see how we can improve our qualifying and race performance. We will reset. We have lots more racing to do and our focus is to make the most of it.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

It’s been an average day for us today. We didn’t have the best qualifying and I didn’t have the feeling I needed in the car. In the race we hoped to come through the filed but we lacked pace. We came here with high hopes and we’ve put a lot of work in. Clearly the others have made big jumps so we need to knuckle down and recover for the next four races.

Mitch Evans
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver #20
AFTER CHALLENGING DAY TEAM TURNS FOCUS TO MAXIMISING RESULTS IN REMAINING BERLIN RACES
AFTER CHALLENGING DAY TEAM TURNS FOCUS TO MAXIMISING RESULTS IN REMAINING BERLIN RACES
AFTER CHALLENGING DAY TEAM TURNS FOCUS TO MAXIMISING RESULTS IN REMAINING BERLIN RACES

We made a good start and gained some places – the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 felt good but unfortunately I got a drive through penalty for a technical infringement which is unfortunate as the speed limit in the pits was reduced to 35 kmp/h. I pretty much lost everything at that point, so we used the race as a bit of a test for the next round and found a few little things. It was a tough day, we should forget about it now and drive forward.

James Calado
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver #51

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

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.