16 July 2022

Sam Bird finished seventh for Jaguar TCS Racing in a rain-affected New York City E-Prix, securing more valuable points for the team. Mitch Evans gained three places and brought his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 home in eleventh.

  • Sam Bird finished seventh in a rain-affected New York City E-Prix securing six valuable points for Jaguar TCS Racing
  • Teammate, Mitch Evans, brought his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 home in eleventh, just outside of the points
  • Mitch Evans remains fourth in the drivers’ standings, while Sam Bird is thirteenth
  • Jaguar TCS Racing remain fourth in the teams’ standings
  • The twelfth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the same streets of Brooklyn, New York City tomorrow, 17 July 2022

With the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop, Sam Bird made it through to the quarter-finals of the qualifying Duels for the second time this season and lined up eighth on the grid. An unexpected downpour of rain in qualifying group two compromised Mitch Evans’ lap time, meaning he didn’t proceed to the Duels and lined up fourteenth on the grid.

Both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers lost places in the opening laps of the E-Prix, Sam dropped to thirteenth and Mitch to seventeenth from the dirty side of the grid. Mitch and Sam recovered with decisive overtakes carving their way back through the pack into point-scoring positions. With 10 minutes of the race remaining the heavens opened and the second downpour of the day brought out a Full Course Yellow swiftly followed by a red flag. Despite both Jaguar I-TYPE 5s avoiding the chaos and making it safely back to the pits the race did not restart with seven minutes and thirty seconds remaining on the clock.

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

This was a really disappointing way for the New York City E-Prix to finish. In the early stages of the race we lost some positions but we were gradually making our way back into the points with both drivers. When the rain came, both Sam and Mitch managed to keep their cars on track. For the race to be red-flagged and not restarted was a really disappointing outcome for us. The main thing is that all of the drivers are okay after the accidents. Some days these decisions go your way but today that wasn’t the case for us. We know we have a competitive race package so we’ll reset and focus on the race and more points opportunities tomorrow.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

It was an average day for me today. We started off looking strong in Free Practice 1 but we got caught out with the weather in qualifying which meant I didn’t start as far forward as I would have liked. In the race we were making a good recovery but it wasn’t meant to be. We’ll keep fighting for points again tomorrow.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

We were able to score six points today but this isn’t as many as I wanted here in New York. Luck wasn’t with us. Starting on the left-hand side was not optimal but I made some decent overtakes to gain back some positions. It’s really disappointing that the race didn’t restart but I look forward to another race to make an positive comeback tomorrow.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

The twelfth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the same streets of Brooklyn, New York City tomorrow, 17 July 2022.

Further information

Emily Hogg, Media Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605



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

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005


Notes to Editors


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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