9 April 2022

Jaguar TCS Racing win the fourth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in an action-packed Rome E-Prix. Mitch Evans secured a dominant victory on the streets of the eternal city, which has been a happy hunting ground for the team for a third year in a row.

  • Mitch Evans wins the fourth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for Jaguar TCS Racing for the second time
  • Sam Bird finished P5, confirming the team’s pace and securing valuable points
  • Mitch Evans moves to eighth in the drivers’ standings with Sam Bird in eleventh
  • Jaguar TCS Racing sit sixth in the drivers’ standings
  • The fifth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to the same streets of Rome at 15:00 local time tomorrow, 10 April 2022

Mitch started ninth on the grid, after a challenging qualifying session saw him narrowly miss out on the Duels. The Kiwi gained two places off the line overtaking both Porsches before a full-course yellow and safety car was deployed. When the green flag was waved, Evans continued to carve his way through the pack, making impressive overtakes to secure places while maximising on energy saving. With fourteen minutes to go, Mitch overtook Robin Frijns in the Envision Racing car to take the lead of the Rome E-Prix. The pace and efficiency of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 was truly dominant as the New Zealander finished the race 5.7 seconds ahead of the rest of the field more than his last victory in Mexico City in 2020.

Teammate Sam Bird executed a stellar race by carving eight places through the field to finish in P5 securing valuable points for the team. Sam encountered body work and a wheel rim damage during the race but still managed to show the superior race pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 throughout the 50 minute plus one lap race.

Mitch Evans moves to eighth in the drivers’ standings while Sam Bird sits in eleventh. Jaguar TCS Racing sit sixth in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.


What a result for Jaguar TCS Racing. Days like today show why we never give up. A great drive from both Mitch and Sam and it’s incredible to repeat our win here after taking our first victory in Rome in 2019. It was one of those races where the race came to us but it was all down to a really polished performance from Mitch and a great team strategy. Mitch was exceptional today and Sam did what we know he can do best – fighting through the field and making the right decisions at the right times. Overall, I’m so proud of the team. We’ve known we have the potential since the start of the season but this has been the moment we’ve all been working hard to deliver. We are looking forward to another opportunity to race again tomorrow.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

The overall car and team performance won me the race today. The whole team have been working incredibly hard in the gap after Mexico to secure us the win today. The car was quick in qualifying today but we made the wrong call which saw us just miss out on the Duels. To win here again in Rome is such a great feeling and I’m so proud of everyone. A huge thanks to all the guys and girls at Jaguar TCS Racing and hopefully we can do the same thing again tomorrow.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

All of the team at Jaguar TCS Racing gave us an incredible Jaguar I-TYPE 5 to drive today. The performance was clearly there throughout the race and it’s great to have climbed to fifth to secure valuable points for the team. We go again tomorrow.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10:


The fifth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to the same streets of Rome at 15:00 local time tomorrow, 10 April 2022.

Further information

For further information about Jaguar TCS Racing, please contact:

Emily Hogg, Media Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605



Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS 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 Championship street racing series. In season seven Jaguar TCS Racing finished runners-up in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings - the most successful so far in Jaguar TCS Racing’s Formula E history.

Formula E is a real-world test bed for Jaguar with its journey to becoming an all-electric luxury brand from 2025. Jaguar TCS Racing will deliver new sustainable technologies and set new benchmarks in quality in support of Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy.

Jaguar TCS Racing goal is to ‘Reimagine Racing’ and together the team will test, develop, learn and collaborate, sharing insights across Jaguar Land Rover which will benefit future road car development. Specifically, learnings and technology transfer from Formula E will help ‘Reimagine” the Jaguar brand coinciding with the company’s commitment to the Gen3 era of Formula E.

As an official manufacturer team in Formula E, Jaguar TCS 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 eleven 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 2021/22 Formula E season is the second season of World Championship status as granted by the FIA – the sport’s governing body. It will be the fourth and final 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 of 45 minutes plus 1 lap.

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 Diriyah, Mexico City, Rome, Monaco, New York, London and ending in a double-header race weekend in Seoul.  

New Zealander, Mitch Evans finished season seven fourth in the drivers' championship and Jaguar TCS Racing finished second in the teams' standings - the most successful so far in Jaguar TCS Racing’s Formula E history - with eight podiums, two wins, one pole position and 177 points scored. After his first season with the team, Briton, Sam Bird finished sixth in the championship with two wins, three podiums and a pole position.


Race to Innovate

Formula E remains a key priority for Jaguar Land Rover and the company’s Reimagine strategy. 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.

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