POLE POSITION AND A PODIUM FOR JAGUAR TCS RACING’S MITCH EVANS IN THE PRINCIPALITY

30 April 2022

Mitch Evans took his third Pole position in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and a second-place podium at the Monaco E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing.

  • Mitch Evans takes Pole position and a second-place podium at the Monaco E-Prix
  • Teammate, Sam Bird, had a collision which ended his race early
  • Mitch Evans moves to third in the drivers’ standings, only nine points behind the leader, while Sam Bird is in twelfth
  • Jaguar TCS Racing move up to third in the teams’ standings
  • The seventh and eighth rounds of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the Tempelhof Circuit in Berlin on 14 and 15 May 2022

Mitch Evans took his third Pole position in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and a second-place podium at the Monaco E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing.

Mitch started the race at the front of the grid after a perfect qualifying session saw him top Group B and progress through every Duel to the Final.

Under the Monegasque sunshine, the New Zealander held the lead of the E-Prix for the first 20 minutes. Leading the pack and towing the field behind cost Mitch valuable energy which he was forced to recover during the second half of the race. Strategic overtakes using ATTACK MODE demonstrated the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and Mitch was able to overtake Jean-Eric Vergne and take the second spot on the famous podium.

Teammate, Sam Bird, narrowly missed out on a place in the quarter-finals by 0.01 second and lined up in thirteenth on the grid. The Brit’s bad luck continued with a small collision which broke the track rod and ended his race after 13 minutes.

Mitch Evans moves up to third in the drivers’ standings, only nine points behind the leader, while Sam Bird is in twelfth. Jaguar TCS Racing move to third in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.

MONACO E-PRIX - SEASON EIGHT
MONACO E-PRIX - SEASON EIGHT
MONACO E-PRIX - SEASON EIGHT

It’s been a very good day in Monaco. Pole position and a second-place podium finish is something to be proud of on the streets of this iconic Principality. Mitch was faultless in qualifying and it is always a special feeling to get a Pole position here in Monaco. After Mitch made an excellent get away and led the field it actually created an advantage for the cars behind him. Mitch and the team managed a very tense race exceptionally well and to fight back for second position was a very good result. Sam just missed out on the Duels by a fraction and that compromised his race but he will come back strong in Berlin. Ultimately it has been a fantastic week with the launch of the Gen3 car, big points haul and a podium in Monaco is always cause for celebration.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

I really wanted to win today after starting on Pole position. We had an incredibly efficient race car in Rome and I was hoping we’d replicate that here in Monaco. Unfortunately we couldn’t convert into a win today as we were struggling with energy but second is still really great points for me and for the team.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

Today wasn’t my day. I unfortunately had a small bit of contact and broke my track rod. I need to go away now, reset and come back stronger in Berlin.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

The seventh and eighth rounds of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the Tempelhof Circuit in Berlin on 14 and 15 May 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

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

ABOUT JAGUAR TCS 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 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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