14 August 2021

Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, secured his fifth third-place podium in the penultimate round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – the most podiums of any driver so far this season. Jaguar Racing head into the final race of season seven leading the teams’ standings by five points.

  • Jaguar Racing driver, Mitch Evans, secures his fifth third-place podium finish in the penultimate round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – the most podiums of any driver this season
  • Jaguar Racing lead the teams’ standings with 171 points
  • Sam Bird gained four places before a technical issue on his race car forced him to retire
  • Mitch Evans sits fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, five points off the lead, while teammate Sam Bird is in eighth 14 points behind the leader
  • The Formula E season seven finale will conclude tomorrow, Sunday 15 August, on the reverse Berlin Tempelhof circuit at 15:30 CEST

Mitch Evans just missed out on Super Pole after qualifying in seventh in round 14 of season seven. The Kiwi had a great start to the race, overtaking Sebastian Buemi into the first corner. Evans continued to show the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 by carving his way through the pack, overtaking Jean-Éric Vergne, António Félix Da Costa, René Rast and finally Norman Nato to take third place. Evans demonstrated his talent by successfully defending from the Venturi driver for the final minutes of the race.

Sam Bird qualified in twelfth after a solid session from group one but carried a three-place grid penalty from London. The Brit also started well gaining two places off the line to get him into thirteenth place. He continued to progress forward to just outside of the points before a technical issue on his racecar forced him to retire.

Mitch Evans moves to fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E Drivers’ World Championship, five points behind the leader Nyck de Vries, while teammate Sam Bird is in eighth. Jaguar Racing head into the final round of season seven leading the Teams’ Championship with 171 points.


Today was a great day for Mitch. He just missed out on Super Pole but he was able to execute a world-class drive through the field to get on the podium for the fifth time this season. We had an issue with Sam’s car that forced him to retire and we’re working on that ahead of tomorrow. It is a great position to be leading the teams’ standings but we don’t underestimate the task to maintain the lead in the final race tomorrow. Formula E is unpredictable, incredibly competitive and we need to be prepared for every eventuality for the final race of the season. As a team, I’m so proud of the progress we’ve achieved so far this season and once again we have demonstrated our performance in Berlin today. With one more race to go we will be giving it our all to finish strongly.

James Barclay
Team Director Jaguar Racing

I had a good start to the race, overtaking a number of cars and getting myself up to a potential points scoring position. The car was performing well, it felt strong and was good on energy management. It was a big disappointment to retire today but we will investigate and look ahead to tomorrow and keep fighting.

Sam Bird
#10 Jaguar Racing driver

It was a good race – we had strong pace throughout but it was a challenge to find the best time to attack. The strategy worked well and I’m glad it paid off as we needed to score big today. We’re in a good place for tomorrow but we take nothing for granted. We need to focus for the reverse layout, look at the challenges of group one and do the best we can to maximise the points.

Mitch Evans
#20 Jaguar Racing driver

The Formula E season seven finale concludes tomorrow, Sunday 15 August, on the reverse Berlin Tempelhof circuit at 15:30 CEST.


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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.