10 August 2020

Reserve driver Tom Blomqvist will replace James Calado for the final two Berlin races at Tempelhof this Wednesday and Thursday. 

  • Reserve driver Tom Blomqvist to replace James Calado for final two races in Berlin
  • James Calado unable to complete the season due to WEC clash
  • Lights go green for the Berlin E-Prix at 19:00 local time (CET) on 12 and 13 August

Calado is unable to complete the season due to a clash with his FIA World Endurance Championship racing which is a result of the rescheduled motorsport calendar heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. British-Swedish driver Blomqvist previously drove for the Andretti Formula E team in 2018 and will make his debut for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

I would like to thank James for everything he has done for the team this year under incredibly difficult circumstances. He is the such a professional driver and I would like to wish him well in Spa this week in his fight for the World Endurance Championship.
“Tom has arrived in Berlin having supported the team over the last week back in the UK at our team base. He has a tough job ahead of him, but he is really up for the challenge. His previous Formula E experience and knowledge will stand him in good stead. The whole team look forward to seeing him on track on Wednesday and Thursday.

James Barclay
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director

I am excited to get behind the wheel of the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 for the last couple of races. It will be a new layout for those races and a fresh opportunity for everyone. I am looking forward to making my return to Formula E and want to deliver my very best for Mitch and the team.

Tom Blomqvist
Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver #51 (Round 10 & 11)

Further information

For further information about Panasonic Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005



Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605


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.