JAGUAR TCS RACING EAGER FOR INDONESIAN DEBUT AT INAUGURAL JAKARTA E-PRIX

30 May 2022

Jaguar TCS Racing will take to the streets of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, this weekend for the ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

  • Jaguar TCS Racing will take to the streets of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, this weekend for round nine of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Jakarta will host the electric racing series for the first time in the championship’s history
  • Jaguar TCS Racing currently sit fourth in the teams’ standings
  • Lights go green on the first ever Jakarta E-Prix at 15:00 WIT on 4 June 2022

Jaguar TCS Racing will take to the streets of the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, this weekend for the ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

The Jakarta E-Prix marks the first time that an FIA-sanctioned World Championship returns to Indonesia since 2006 and is the first of two new circuits to take place during season eight of the championship.

Jaguar TCS Racing currently sit fourth in the teams’ standings following a successful European set of races including two wins, a pole position and a further podium place for Mitch Evans. Sam Bird has demonstrated the efficiency and performance of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 completing decisive overtakes to carve through to finish in the points in Rome and Berlin.

Taking place in the Ancol district of Jakarta, the 2.37-kilometre-long circuit will overlook Jakarta Bay as it weaves through the streets of the city centre.

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Everyone at Jaguar TCS Racing is looking forward to racing in Indonesia for the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix. It’ll be the first time we’ve raced in Asia since 2019, when Formula E raced in Sanya, China and the whole team is excited to return. A new city centre location provides an exciting new challenge for the team and we hope to be fighting at the front for more points and podiums. We are at the halfway point of the season and it is more competitive than ever. We know how strong our race package is with the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and we look forward to demonstrating it on track this weekend in front of the fans.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

I’m really excited to race in Jakarta for the first time, a new track is always a challenge for myself and the team. We’ve seen how competitive we can be with some incredible performances so far this season but with the championship fight well and truly on, I know I need to stay focussed and hopefully reach the podium again.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

During the short break since Berlin, I’ve been working hard with everyone at the factory to make sure we can deliver a strong performance in Jakarta. With a completely new track and new city to race in, it’s all to play for and I’m looking forward to fighting for points and a podium.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

As a team we love going to new tracks: We have been busy working on the simulator and the track looks fantastic. Some sections feel quite Valencia-like, with plenty of combined braking and turning. Other corners have New York connotations; tricky and tight with walls which seem to close-in on you on exit. On top of that, there are some quite large bumps around the track and the hot and humid conditions mean that the powertrain, battery and drivers will all experience quite hostile and challenging duty cycles on race day. To add a further element of excitement, there are regular heavy rain showers around race time. All in all, we are looking forward to getting stuck into a very exciting challenge this weekend.

Phil Charles
Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager

The inaugural 2022 Jakarta E-Prix will take place on Saturday 4 June at 15:00 WIT for the ninth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

JAGUAR TCS RACING EAGER FOR INDONESIAN DEBUT AT INAUGURAL JAKARTA E-PRIX

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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