6 April 2021

  • Jaguar Racing return to the streets of the Italian capital for the third and fourth rounds of the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • After a podium and a victory in Saudi Arabia last time out, the formidable driver line-up of Sam Bird and Mitch Evans are focussed on securing more points in Italy
  • The track is a happy hunting ground for Sam and Mitch who have both won in Rome in previous seasons
  • Round three commences at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday 10 April and round four at 13:00 (CET) on Sunday 11 April with Jaguar Racing currently sitting top of the teams championship

Jaguar Racing travel to Rome for the next two rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship competing on the city streets of the Italian capital on Saturday 10 April at 16:00 (CET) and Sunday 11 April at 13:00 (CET).

This is the first time Jaguar Racing have returned to Rome since April 2019 where the British team celebrated their first Formula E win with Mitch Evans and Jaguar’s first motorsport victory since 1991. The Rome circuit, based in the EUR district, is also a happy hunting ground for Sam Bird who won there in 2018.

Currently sitting top of the teams championship after the double-header in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, Jaguar Racing are determined to continue the point scoring and podium streak in Rome and sustain the strong position in the Championship.

 Rome E-Prix Preview release
Rome E-Prix Preview release

We made a very positive start to the 2021 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and are pleased to be sitting top of the team championship after two excellent performances from Mitch and Sam in Saudi Arabia. Rome will be a challenge with both drivers in Group 1 qualifying so we are not resting on our laurels.The team have been putting in many hours and long days to ensure we put ourselves in the best position possible heading to Rome. After celebrating our first Formula E victory at the Rome E-Prix in 2019, it holds a special place in the team’s heart and we will be certainly looking to keep this positive momentum.

James Barclay
Team Director Jaguar Racing

I cannot wait to head to Italy for the first time with Jaguar Racing and get back out on track in the Jaguar I-TYPE 5. We started our racing partnership incredibly well with a victory in Diriyah last time out. In the past Rome has been kind to me – I won there in 2018. Mitch and I are both in Group 1 for qualifying in round three which will be tough but we will be giving it everything to keep the team out in front.

Sam Bird
#10 Jaguar Racing driver

The Rome E-Prix brings back very special memories for everyone at Jaguar Racing – it was my first with the team in Formula E and that maiden winning feeling will remain with me forever. As we head to Rome we need to build on the momentum we achieved in Saudi Arabia and hopefully all the hard work will secure us more on-track success.

Mitch Evans
#20 Jaguar Racing driver

The double header race weekend in the Italian capital starts on Saturday 10 April 2021 at 16:00 local time (CET) with the second race less than 24 hours later on Sunday 11 April at 13:00 (CET).

Further information

For further information about Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005



Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar Racing

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 World 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 with its Race To Innovate mission in the future of electrification.

As an official manufacturer team in Formula E, 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.

The 2020/21 Formula E season is the first as the all-electric series has been granted full world championship status by the FIA – the sport’s governing body. In September 2020, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship was also certified with a net zero carbon footprint from inception - the first global sport to achieve this. This season will be the third year for the teams to be racing with the futuristic Gen2 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 Santiago, Diriyah, Rome, Paris, Monaco, New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.  

Mitch Evans finished season six seventh in the Drivers' Championship and Jaguar Racing finished seventh in the Teams' Standings with a win in Mexico City, a podium in Santiago and one pole position. He is joined for season seven by British driver Sam Bird, who has won a race in every season of Formula E.

In season seven the championship is official recognised as a world championship by the governing body the FIA. It will be known as the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.


Race to Innovate

Formula E remains a key priority for Jaguar Land Rover. As the only all-electric world championship, Formula E allows us to test and develop new electric vehicle technologies in a high-performance environment. It continues to be the test-bed for our Race to Innovate mission that will see Race to Road and Road to Race learnings that will help shape our electric future – a future that Jaguar is passionate about, and dedicated to for the benefit of our society, the changing landscape of mobility, sustainability and our customers.