THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: JAGUAR RACING RETURN TO BERLIN FOR FORMULA E SEASON FINALE

9 August 2021

This weekend Jaguar Racing returns to Berlin for the final races of season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in one of the most hotly contested and unpredictable fights for the championship titles. During rounds 14 and 15 at the Berlin Tempelhof airport circuit, the British manufacturer will be aiming for a fast, clean and consistent race weekend to secure maximum points.

  • British Formula E team – Jaguar Racing – head to Berlin to fight for the remaining ABB FIA Formula E World Championship points
  • In the final double-header E-Prix of season seven, consistency is key for the team in a battle where multiple drivers and teams could be crowned champion
  • Sam Bird – new to Jaguar Racing this season - sits third in the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, while teammate Mitch Evans enters the race weekend eighth
  • Jaguar Racing are well placed in third in the teams’ standings - only nine points from the top
  • Watch the fight to be crowned the inaugural Formula E world champions at the Berlin Tempelhof airport circuit on Saturday 14 August at 14:00 CEST, with round 15 on Sunday 15 August at 15:30 CEST

Currently sitting third in the teams’ standings and with both drivers in the top 10 of the drivers’ standings, the British team are entering a season finale in the most competitive position they’ve achieved in their Formula E history. Jaguar Racing’s objectives of pushing for points, podiums and wins will be critical – especially in a championship fight where multiple drivers and teams can be crowned champion.

Jaguar Racing have recorded their best season in Formula E to date with seven podiums and two race wins with two races remaining. There are 96 points available for the teams and 60 for the drivers at the final two E-Prix.

Having raced at Tempelhof six times during season six, Sam Bird and Mitch Evans will be using all their knowledge and learnings from last season to put themselves in the best position possible over the weekend.

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: JAGUAR RACING RETURN TO BERLIN FOR FORMULA E SEASON FINALE
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: JAGUAR RACING RETURN TO BERLIN FOR FORMULA E SEASON FINALE
THE FINAL COUNTDOWN: JAGUAR RACING RETURN TO BERLIN FOR FORMULA E SEASON FINALE

I’m very proud of the progress we have made together as a team this season. Year on year we have improved and we have established ourselves as a title contending team down to the expertise, dedication and hunger of the whole team. We are really looking forward to giving it our all in Berlin and the challenge that lays ahead in the last two races of the season. We all know the unpredictability and very competitive nature of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship but if we keep pushing for points, podiums and wins anything is possible.

James Barclay
Team Director Jaguar Racing

Entering the final weekend of a Formula E season sitting third in the teams’ and drivers’ championship with Jaguar Racing is a great place to be. Saturday will be tough from group one and with the penalty so I will be focused on a clean race. After the intensity of London, I am just going to enjoy my racing and take each session as it comes. It has been a great first year with Jaguar and we are all aiming to end on a positive.

Sam Bird
Jaguar Racing driver #10

I’ve been with the team for five years now and am so proud of the position we find ourselves in heading to the final races of the year. Every single member of the team has put in long hours and dedication to get us to this point and rounds 14 and 15 will be no different. The final race weekend of the season is always an important one – but so were the other 13 to get us here – as a team we will approach the weekend with the same attitude. We know the Berlin Tempelhof circuit well and have done plenty of preparation and head to the weekend with a positive and optimistic mindset.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar Racing driver #20

This weekend is the final double-header E-Prix race weekend of season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The final fight to be crowned teams’ and drivers’ World Champion will take place at 14:00 CEST on Saturday 14 August, with the second race on Sunday 15 August at 15:30 CEST.

Further information

For further information about Jaguar Racing, please contact:

Emily Hogg, Media Officer, Jaguar Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@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 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. It will be the third year for the teams to be racing with the futuristic Gen2 race cars.

Teams have two race cars, 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 and the company’s Reimagine journey. 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.