TOM DILLMANN JOINS JAGUAR RACING AS RESERVE DRIVER

27 May 2021

Jaguar Racing has today revealed French racing driver Tom Dillmann as reserve driver for the British racing team during season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

  • Jaguar Racing announce French racing driver Tom Dillmann as reserve driver
  • The 32-year-old Frenchman will join the team to support the team during season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • The formidable Jaguar Racing driver line-up of Sam Bird and Mitch Evans will be supported by Tom Dillmann and Sacha Fenestraz for season seven
  • The next ABB FIA Formula E race takes place in Puebla, Mexico on Saturday 19 June at 16:00 (CDT) with the second race on Sunday 20 June at 16:00 (CDT)

Jaguar Racing has today revealed French racing driver Tom Dillmann as reserve driver for the British racing team during season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Dillmann, 32, joins the Jaguar Racing reserve driver line-up alongside Sacha Fenestraz and will be assisting the team at selected races across the season while spending valuable time in Jaguar Racing’s simulator in Grove, Oxfordshire.

The Frenchman has been racing since the early 2000s with close to 300 races now under his belt and career highlights including being crowned champion of the 2016 Formula V8 3.5 series and 2010 German Formula 3. Dillmann is no stranger to Formula E having competed in 23 E-Prix since 2017 with the Venturi and NIO Formula E teams.

Tom Dillmann
Tom Dillmann
Tom Dillmann

It is great to stay in the Formula E paddock and I’m excited to be working with Jaguar Racing. The season started extremely well and I’m looking forward to continue working with the whole team and hope to contribute to more success.

Tom Dillmann
Jaguar Racing reserve driver

It is fantastic to welcome Tom to the team – he is a driver we have known for a while now. His experience in multiple series and within Formula E will be incredibly useful as he helps us finesse and develop the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 in the simulator. Tom’s Formula E race knowledge could potentially prove invaluable if called upon at short notice,

James Barclay
Team Director Jaguar Racing

The double header race weekend in Puebla, Mexico starts on Saturday 19 June at 16:00 (CDT) with the second race 24 hours later on Sunday 20 June at 16:00 (CDT).

Further information

For further information about Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

ABOUT JAGUAR RACING

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.