MITCH EVANS SEOUL-FUL VICTORY FOR JAGUAR TCS RACING KEEPS TITLE FIGHT ALIVE

13 August 2022

Mitch Evans takes his fourth win and seventh podium of the season at the inaugural 2022 Hana Bank Seoul E-Prix. Norman Nato finished thirteenth in his first race for Jaguar TCS Racing.

  • Mitch Evans takes his fourth win of the season for Jaguar TCS Racing at the inaugural 2022 Hana Bank Seoul E-Prix
  • Norman Nato finished thirteenth in his first race for Jaguar TCS Racing
  • Mitch Evans’s victory keeps his championship title hopes alive to the final day – 21 points behind the leader Stoffel Vandoorne with 29 points available
  • Jaguar TCS Racing remain fourth in the teams’ standings, closing the gap to DS Techeetah
  • The season finale of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the around the Jamsil Stadium Complex in Seoul, South Korea, tomorrow at 16:00 local time

Mitch Evans lined up third on the grid after making it through to the semi-final qualifying Duels. In the first two corners of a wet Seoul E-Prix, Mitch used the performance of his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and brilliant skill to overtake both Oliver Rowland and Lucas Di Grassi to take the lead of the race. Within seconds round fifteen of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship was red flagged and the cars returned to the paddock. At the restart, the Jaguar TCS Racing team delivered an incredible strategy to keep the Kiwi at the front of the pack during both of his ATTACK MODE activations. Mitch went on to secure the win, leading the race from the opening lap until the chequered flag.

Norman Nato lined up eleventh on the grid after a promising qualifying session for the Frenchman, who has not driven a Formula E car in a year. In the opening lap of the race, Nato hit the slippery side of the track and ended up with his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 in the barrier, along with seven other drivers. Norman’s Jaguar I-TYPE 5 needed a new nosecone, but the 30-year-old managed to navigate the 1998 Olympic Stadium and carry on the race once it restarted. Norman finished the penultimate round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in thirteenth.

The Kiwi heads into Sunday’s finale 21 points behind championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne with 29 points available. Jaguar TCS Racing remain fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E teams’ standings, closing the gap to DS Techeetah to 29 points.

MITCH EVANS SEOUL-FUL VICTORY FOR JAGUAR TCS RACING KEEPS TITLE FIGHT ALIVE
MITCH EVANS SEOUL-FUL VICTORY FOR JAGUAR TCS RACING KEEPS TITLE FIGHT ALIVE
MITCH EVANS SEOUL-FUL VICTORY FOR JAGUAR TCS RACING KEEPS TITLE FIGHT ALIVE

A phenomenal performance from Mitch and the team today and it’s an honour to be able to win the inaugural Seoul E-Prix. We said we would give it our absolute best to try and take this world championship right down to the wire and that’s exactly what we’ve delivered. I’m so proud of this team and what we’ve achieved today by digging deep and pushing right until the last race. With one race to go we will be doing what we can to keep this championship alive right down to the very last lap.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

This was exactly what we needed today. It’s been a tricky day and a tough race to manage but the team have been amazing. I need to win again, in the final race of the season, to have a chance of the world championship but we’re going to give it everything we’ve got. I have a really smart group of guys and girls in our team and I know they’ll give me a rocket ship tomorrow.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

First of all a huge congratulations to Mitch and the team. On my side, I had a good start to the day in FP1, FP2 and qualifying but I knew that the race was going to be a challenge. The rain came down hard, the visibility wasn’t great and I took the slippery side of the track and ended up in the wall. I still managed to finish the race and considering I haven’t been in a Formula E car for a year, I think it has been a good day. I’m looking forward to tomorrow!

Norman Nato
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

The season finale of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place on the around the Jamsil Stadium Complex in Seoul, South Korea, tomorrow at 16:00 local time.

Further information

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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