MITCH EVANS WINS INAUGURAL JAKARTA E-PRIX FOR JAGUAR TCS RACING

4 June 2022

Mitch Evans secures his third victory of the season for Jaguar TCS Racing at the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix.

  • Mitch Evans secures his third victory of the season and the fastest lap for Jaguar TCS Racing at the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix
  • Sam Bird climbed five places through the field to finish in the points in the ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Mitch Evans remains fourth in the drivers’ standings, while Sam Bird is twelfth
  • Jaguar TCS Racing remain fourth in the teams’ standings
  • The tenth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place in the Northern African country Morocco in Marrakesh on the 2 July 2022

In South East Asia’s most populous city and in front of the Indonesian fans, Mitch Evans lined up third on the grid after a successful qualifying session saw him make it through to the semi-final stage of the Duels. In the hottest race of the season so far, the 27-year-old held his position as the lights went green. He then went on to overtake António Félix Da Costa before battling with Jean-Éric Vergne and Edoardo Mortara in an intense and strategic battle for the lead of the race. With six minutes to go, Mitch made a daring overtake on Jean- Éric Vergne to move back into first place of the Jakarta E-Prix and held the lead until the chequered flag fell.

The Kiwi also secured the fastest lap of the race with 1:09.786, demonstrating the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 in very challenging conditions.

Sam Bird also had a fruitful race, carving his way through the field from fourteenth to finish in ninth, securing valuable points for Jaguar TCS Racing. The British driver also demonstrated the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 throughout the duration of the race and made eight decisive overtakes in his march forward.

Mitch Evans remains fourth in the drivers’ standings, narrowing the gap to twelve points behind the leader Stoffel Vandoorne, while Sam Bird is twelfth. Jaguar TCS Racing sit fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.

It’s been a fantastic day for the team here at the inaugural Jakarta E-Prix. A double-points finish and a win for Mitch in what was a really strategic and challenging race today is fantastic result for the team. It was incredibly close racing all the way through and required cool heads and a well-executed race and that is exactly what Mitch and the team delivered, I am very proud of everyone. As a proud British team and company we are also really honoured to dedicate this win to Her Majesty the Queen on her Jubilee weekend.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

It feels amazing to get my third win of the season. Physically today was really quite difficult, the temperature and humidity were both really high, but we managed to get our strategy right for pretty much the whole race. The balance of the I-TYPE 5 was incredible, until the last five laps where I started to really struggle with my rear tyres. This was challenging as I needed to defend from Jean-Éric Vergne and Edoardo Mortara. Overall the team delivered another amazing race for me and I’m really looking forward to Marrakech.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

It was a good result for me today to finish in ninth, particularly considering after lap one I had dropped down to P17. It’s an amazing result for Mitch and the team and clearly we have a really strong race package with the Jaguar I-TYPE 5. I just need to work on my Qualifying laps now and will hopefully bring home more points for the team in Marrakesh.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10:

The tenth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place in the Northern African country Morocco in Marrakesh on the 2 July 2022.

MITCH EVANS WINS INAUGURAL JAKARTA E-PRIX FOR JAGUAR TCS RACING

Further information

For further information about Jaguar TCS Racing, please contact:

Emily Hogg, Media Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

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

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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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