JAGUAR TCS RACING DEPART BERLIN WITH MORE POINTS AT HALFWAY POINT OF THE SEASON

15 May 2022

Jaguar TCS Racing’s Mitch Evans secured the final point in the 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix today in the eighth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

  • Mitch Evans secured the final point scoring position in the 2022 Shell Recharge Berlin E-Prix
  • Teammate, Sam Bird, brought his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 home in eleventh
  • Mitch Evans is fourth in the drivers’ standings, while Sam Bird remains twelfth
  • Jaguar TCS Racing remain fourth in the teams’ standings
  • The ninth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia for the first time on 4 June 2022

For the second day in a row Mitch Evans lined up in ninth on the grid, with teammate Sam Bird in fourteenth after narrowly missing out on the qualifying Duels.

Mitch Evans held his position for the first ten minutes of the race before making an impressive overtake on Jean- Éric Vergne. The Kiwi fought hard to keep up momentum, but the abrasive track surface combined with heat of Berlin meant his rear tyres started to struggle and he began losing pace towards the end of the race. Mitch was able to keep fighting and finish the eighth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in tenth – the final point scoring position.

Sam Bird had a challenging opening few laps which saw him pushed wide and lose several positions early in the race. A solid energy strategy and an efficient Jaguar I-TYPE 5, enabled him to climb back through the field to bring his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 home in eleventh – just outside the points.

Mitch Evans is fourth in the drivers’ standings while Sam Bird remains in twelfth. Jaguar TCS Racing remain fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.

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It’s been a tough day for us at Jaguar TCS Racing. Some days that’s just how it works out. We didn’t find the perfect set-up today in qualifying and that carried into the race making it a challenge. We gave it the best with what we had today and were able to take away the one point. In this championship you have ups and downs and yesterday was a good day with a double-points finish. We shift our focus onto the next race now and we are really looking forward to taking on the all-new track for our inaugural race in Jakarta.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

That was a hard-earned point. Here in Berlin we tried to unlock some of the great performance we had at other tracks this season but it wasn’t meant to be. We struggled a bit in qualifying which meant I just missed out on the Duels. Yesterday we had some success, but the race today was a much harder challenge. Picking up one point was not what we wanted, we wanted to make more progress, but it wasn’t meant to be. The team and I are still at the sharp end of the championship, and we’ll work hard to fight for big points again in Jakarta.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

It was a difficult, challenging day for the team however we conducted ourselves in a brilliant manner. We want to bring home big points and this one is hard to swallow. Everyone at Jaguar TCS Racing will be working extremely hard to make sure we’re fighting for points and podiums again in Jakarta.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

The ninth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia for the first time on 4 June 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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