- Following another impressive podium performance in Monaco, Jaguar TCS Racing look to continue their excellent form in the German capital city this weekend
- Berlin’s Tempelhof circuit will host the seventh and eighth rounds of season eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and marks the team’s 70th race in the series
- Jaguar TCS Racing currently sit third in the teams’ standings
- Lights go green on the iconic Tempelhof circuit for a double-header at 15:00 CEST on 14 and 15 May 2022
Following another excellent podium performance from Jaguar TCS Racing in Monaco, the team are on the hunt for more points and podiums in Berlin this weekend.
The historic Tempelhof circuit will host the third double-header of the season for rounds seven and eight of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship where a haul of important world championship points await. The seventh round also marks the team’s 70th race in the all-electric series.
After a successful weekend in Monaco, where Mitch Evans secured pole position and a second placed podium finish, Jaguar TCS Racing sets its sights on more valuable points in Berlin as they continue to climb up the teams’ and drivers’ standings, closing the gap to the leaders. Mitch secured a podium in Berlin last August and will be looking to repeat that form this weekend.
A staple on the Formula E calendar, Berlin’s Tempelhof circuit takes place on the giant apron section of the airfield. With a famously abrasive surface, tyre management and car set-up are key to success in Berlin. The double-header is also the only E-Prix this season to see the track change direction from one day to the next.
The Jaguar I-TYPE 5 has shown impressive pace in recent races with Mitch Evans now sitting third in the drivers’ standings after three podiums in three races. Sam Bird suffered unfortunate damage after an early collision in Monaco, but his emphatic overtakes in recent races highlights the speed and efficiency of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5.
JAGUAR TCS RACING READY FOR TAKE OFF AT BERLIN TEMPELHOF AIRFIELD FOR THE TEAM’S 70TH ABB FIA FORMULA E RACE
We’re looking forward to returning to Berlin’s Tempelhof circuit this weekend as we enter the busy middle phase of the Formula E calendar.. The whole team has worked extremely well to bring ourselves back into a strong championship position and we have the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 working well. We are in no doubt though that the competition is going to continue to ramp up to another level as the season progresses. Mitch, Sam and all the team are hugely motivated to keep scoring points and podiums and build our championship campaign. This season has shown just how competitive Formula E is and it is very difficult at this stage to make any assumptions. We will keep working hard and as a team and are looking forward to giving it our best shot in Berlin.
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal
Monaco was another strong weekend for me and I’m delighted I could bring home another trophy for the team. That said, there is always room for improvement and I’m keen to build on the positive momentum. I secured a podium in Berlin last year and with only nine points between myself and the top of the driver standings, I’m determined to bring home another points haul this weekend.
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9
Monaco was a challenging weekend for me but having raced in Formula E since its inception, I know it is important to look forward rather than back. The Tempelhof circuit is a key fixture on the Formula E calendar and one that we all know extremely well. A double-header means I have double the opportunities to deliver strong results for the team and score some valuable points. I’m ready for the challenge.
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10
While Formula E is used to racing in tight city centres, the Berlin circuit offers something quite different. Based in a vast open airfield, the championship has the freedom to create a completely different circuit to the rest of the calendar. The Tempelhof circuit provides wide, fast-flowing and sustained cornering. while the track surface is an abrasive concrete and pebble mix. This combination of high energy cornering and severe tarmac means tyre management and car set-up are critical for success. In addition, the concrete surface has been laid in multiple sections with small trenches between them. This regularly puts vibrations in the car which is quite unique to this event. The powertrain duty cycle is high and energy management is tough as a result. This is even more the case with the higher power levels seen in Season 8. There is a lot to think about for drivers and engineers alike but at Jaguar TCS Racing, we relish the challenge.
Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager
The Berlin Tempelhof circuit will host rounds seven and eight of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Saturday 14 May (15:00 CEST) and Sunday 15 May (15:00 CEST).