JAGUAR TCS RACING HOPING TO ExCeL AT LONDON E-PRIX

25 July 2022

Jaguar TCS Racing will return to race on home soil for only the second time in 17 years this weekend for rounds 13 and 14 of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

  • Jaguar TCS Racing return to the UK capital, London, for the penultimate double-header of the season
  • An important weekend for the British team as they race on home soil for only the second time in 17 years
  • Following a successful haul of points in New York, Mitch Evans and British racing driver, Sam Bird look to capitalise on impressive pace of Jaguar I-TYPE 5
  • Lights go green at the ExCeL arena in London at 15:00 BST on 30 and 31 July 2022
  • Watch the action live on Channel 4 across the weekend in the UK

Racing in the heart of the British capital, Jaguar TCS Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Sam Bird will take to the streets around the historical heartland of East London’s docklands.

With only four races remaining, Jaguar TCS Racing are looking to capitalise on the impressive race pace seen last time out in New York. Mitch Evans secured his sixth podium of the season and Sam Bird climbed an incredible eleven places to fifth.

The London E-Prix is the only indoor and outdoor Formula E race with 35% of the track inside the ExCeL Centre, adding a unique addition to a thrilling circuit. With indoor and outdoor sectors and 22 tight corners, tyre management and set up play a crucial element to a successful race.

JAGUAR TCS RACING HOPING TO ExCeL AT LONDON E-PRIX
JAGUAR TCS RACING HOPING TO ExCeL AT LONDON E-PRIX
JAGUAR TCS RACING HOPING TO ExCeL AT LONDON E-PRIX

It’s incredibly special to race on home soil again this year. Being in London is motivating for the whole team and drives us even more to deliver strong results in front of our home fans including a grandstand full of our Jaguar Land Rover colleagues. We’ve seen how strong the team and Jaguar I-TYPE 5’s race pace is throughout the season and as we head into the penultimate double-header of the season, we will be doing our very best to bring home more points, podiums and wins. Every session is key as we get to the business end of this championship.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

This season is incredibly close and after a successful second race in New York, I’m determined to close the gap to the top of the drivers’ standings and hopefully stand on the top step of the podium at our home race.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

As a British driver, racing in London not far from where I grew up is an unforgettable experience, even more so with Jaguar TCS Racing, an iconic British team. The Jaguar I-TYPE 5 had incredible pace last time out in New York so I’m looking forward to getting back in the car and hopefully delivering another strong performance in front of the home crowd.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

The Formula E calendar features some excellent race locations but for Jaguar TCS Racing the London E-Prix is particularly special. London is the only track that features indoor and outdoor sections. There are 22 tight and twisty corners with varying surfaces of high and low grip. It is very easy to recoup energy with lots of heavy braking into tight corners. As a result, the FIA has reduced the overall allowed race energy from 52 kWh to 46 kWh. With four races remaining, it’s all to play for and we’re extremely excited to race in front of the home fans.

Phil Charles
Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager

Lights go green for rounds thirteen and fourteen of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July at 15:00 BST.

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.