23 June 2021

  • Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series
  • In the latest episode Jaguar Racing invites females from the team and partners to talk about their technical roles to mark International Women in Engineering Day
  • Watch and listen to episode four of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home season two’ on YouTube here:
  • Subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts
  • Also subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Spotify:

Jaguar Racing has published the latest ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the video podcast series – celebrating International Women in Engineering Day. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features women from across the Jaguar Racing team and partners who work in technical and engineering roles.

The latest episode hears from multiple women who play a key role in the team as we learn and recognise the important technical work they do for Jaguar Racing, featuring partners GKN Automotive, Castrol, MircroFocus and DOW. Since inception the British based Formula E team has promoted its ‘Race To Inspire’ campaign to encourage more women to study STEM subjects and consider careers in motorsport.

Don’t be afraid to go against the flow. I was very often the only girl in a class at school or in a meeting at work. But just because there aren’t other females around you doesn’t mean you can’t do it or shouldn’t be there. Believe in yourself and work hard to get where you want to go.

Lais Lima
Research Software Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

I’ve always had the idea it doesn’t matter who is doing what in school or work as it’s a very personal decision. If you think you can succeed in a field or career then go ahead, do your best and ask for help when you need it. I didn’t ever think about STEM being male dominated, I simply understood and enjoyed this area of work and knew I was going to follow these interests and see where my career takes me.

Arta Pacuku
Test Engineer at GKN Automotive

When you look at the data, it is interesting - males who are average at STEM subjects are encouraged to go into STEM careers whereas females are only encouraged if they are seen as above average in the same fields. So my advice would be if you’re interested in problem solving, continuously learning, then go for a STEM career. All you need is to be willing to learn and work hard to have a great career.

Kelly Krzysik
Research and Development Engineer at DOW

People ask me all the time ‘how did you plan’, ‘what did you decide to do with your career’ and I didn’t - my career chose me. One of the lessons I have learnt is that people who work around you often see what you do best, more than you are able to see for yourself. Almost every job I’ve had during my career has been chosen for me, by someone saying ‘you’d be perfect at’ or ‘you should try this’.

Joy King
(MicroFocus) Vice President Vertica Product & Go To Market Strategy

When I left higher education I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do and Castrol had opportunities where they were actively promoting on the job learning and development for those who didn’t have a degree. I jumped at the opportunity and I haven’t looked back.

Megan Peard
Motorsport Operations and Logistics Coordinator at Castrol

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

Subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts.

Also listen and subscribe to the series on Spotify:

The series, hosted by Amanda Stretton is a regular, insightful series fans can look forward to with new guests in each episode across the team.

Further information

For further information about Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Emily Hogg, Global Brand and Partnerships Officer, Jaguar Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605



Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications 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 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.