JAGUAR RACING BACK IN BROOKLYN IN BID FOR FOR TOP SPOT IN FORMULA E TEAMS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

5 July 2021

Jaguar Racing cross the Atlantic Ocean to race on the streets of Brooklyn, New York for rounds ten and eleven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. With a formidable driver line-up and a quick race car, the team is focussed on securing a competitive points haul at the double-header on Saturday 10 July and Sunday 11 July.

  • Jaguar Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird determined to put the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 in a points-scoring position in New York City
  • With only four points separating the top three teams in the ABB FIA Formula E Teams’ World Championship, the British racing team aim to return to top of the championship around the streets of Brooklyn
  • The formidable driver line-up have seen success in New York previously with a podium last time out for Evans and two back-to-back victories for Bird in 2017
  • The circuit – based around the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook, New York – will host rounds ten and eleven on Saturday 10 July (16:00 EDT) and Sunday 11 July (13:30 EDT)

The Oxfordshire-based racing team currently sit third in the Teams’ World Championship - with only four points separating them from Mercedes EQ who sit at the top of the table. The team have been using the weeks prior to the ABB New York E-Prix to prepare the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 for this important race weekend and return to Red Hook for the first time in two years.

Drivers, Sam Bird and Mitch Evans, both have fond memories of the Brooklyn street circuit after podium results at previous E-Prixs and are a powerful pairing for competitors on track.

Evans sits fifth in the ABB FIA Formula E Driver World Championship with only 12 points between the New Zealander and Edoardo Mortara, the championship leader. Although teammate Bird is P12 in the ABB FIA Formula E Driver World Championship, he is 23 points behind Mortara – less than a race win – showing the championship race is still all to play for.

JAGUAR RACING BACK IN BROOKLYN IN BID FOR FOR TOP SPOT IN FORMULA E TEAMS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
JAGUAR RACING BACK IN BROOKLYN IN BID FOR FOR TOP SPOT IN FORMULA E TEAMS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
JAGUAR RACING BACK IN BROOKLYN IN BID FOR FOR TOP SPOT IN FORMULA E TEAMS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship is certainly offering the highly competitive environment we enjoy racing in as a team. We are just four points away from the top of the Teams’ World Championship and our aim in the heart of New York is to return to the top of this table. In Sam Bird and Mitch Evans we have a strong driving pairing who have raced well on the streets of Brooklyn before and our Jaguar I-TYPE 5 has demonstrated it has the performance to put us on the podium. We are focussed and determined to get the most points out of the New York double-header as possible.

James Barclay
Team Director Jaguar Racing

As we enter the second half of the season, I know our team and our car have the performance available to achieve points and podiums in New York. I have great memories here after a back-to-back victory in season three and I am very much looking to replicate this success. I’m in group two for qualifying which should be a little advantage as we aim to make it to Super Pole (top six shootout). The teams’ and drivers’ championships are very close and competitive and I am determined to get the best result in both E-Prixs.

Sam Bird
#10 Jaguar Racing driver

It’s always great to be racing in New York – it’s a place and a track which is one of the most special on the race calendar. In season five, the last time we raced here, I achieved my best result at the circuit with second place on the podium. Having raced here multiple times and with the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 pace looking strong, we’ve been working hard ahead of the double-header, as a team, to make sure myself and the racecar are in a position to push for a podium result again.

Mitch Evans
#20 Jaguar Racing driver

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

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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.