20 March 2023

Jaguar TCS Racing head to São Paulo for their Brazilian debut this week for round six of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

  • Jaguar TCS Racing are hungrier than ever to take on a new city and circuit after a challenging couple of races in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Carnival floats, soccer and samba step aside for the Gen3 race cars and the Jaguar I-TYPE 6, taking centre stage at the famed Anhembi Sambadrome, São Paulo Brazil
  • Fans can expect another high-speed showdown, with three-long straights and tight turns over 2.93km of track
  • The action gets underway at 14:00 (BRT) on Saturday 25 March 2023

Brazil is home to a collection of racing heroes and motorsport success. For the first time, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship enters the Brazilian Hall of Fame, writing a new chapter in the nation’s motorsport history. São Paulo becomes the first city in Brazil to host an all-electric E-Prix and is the third new race track in Season 9. A prime destination for Carnival lovers, the Anhembi Sambadrome will be transformed from a parade of colour, music and Samba into a high-speed, electric showcase for the passionate Brazilian crowd.

Off the back of a difficult race in Cape Town, Jaguar TCS Racing are raring to get back to the grid and continue to build points and momentum in the world championship. The time between rounds five and six has given the team at Jaguar TCS Racing opportunity to assess areas of improvement and prepare for a Brazilian debut in this soulful city.

Jaguar TCS Racing sit sixth in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.  

As a team, we are really looking forward to racing in São Paulo for the first time in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Brazil has an incredible motorsport history and is renowned for its extremely passionate and knowledgeable fans so it’s an honour to be racing here in São Paulo. We have demonstrated that the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 has very good pace and efficiency, so will be focussed on maximising this to build points and momentum in round six in São Paulo. Despite the challenges, the past couple of races have been important for us to continue to learn and further develop both our new car and processes in this new Gen3 era. The team and I am really looking forward to São Paulo; this is a vibrant city with an incredible atmosphere so we will enjoy the challenge of this new and exciting street circuit.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

Cape Town was frustrating for me, I felt I was in a strong position to progress further in the race but just missed out on points. This has been a productive month to reset, focus and get excited about round six. I have heard a lot about the atmosphere and crowd in São Paulo, it sounds incredible, so I hope we can give Brazil and our supporters a great race.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9

It was difficult not being able to race in South Africa, it was an amazing location with an incredible backdrop. I am fired up and ready as ever to go again in Brazil, another location filled with fans that I am determined to deliver a strong performance at and take the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 back into the points!

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #10

As we head to São Paulo, we move to a street venue, which was used in IndyCar from 2010 – 2013, and really is a fantastic track. It’s quite different to Hyderabad and Cape Town in that it features four long straights each with big braking zones. The drivers will need to build their confidence on the brakes and system settings will need to be optimised to avoid costly tyre lockups. The weather may also play its part as the area often enjoys heavy rain showers around race time in March. With 11 corners, a 2.93k track length and 31 laps of racing, it’s going to be a great event in São Paulo.

Phil Charles
Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager

Further information

For further information about Jaguar TCS Racing, please contact:

Emily Hogg, Senior Media Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7384 532 605



Adrian Atkinson, Head of Motorsport PR & Communications, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7387 237406


Notes to Editors


Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first luxury manufacturer to join the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series. In season eight, Mitch Evans finished as runner-up in the drivers’ standings – his most successful result in Jaguar TCS Racing’s Formula E campaign.

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’s 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.

2023 is the first year for the teams to be racing with the Gen3 car, the world’s first net zero race car.

As an official manufacturer team in Formula E, Jaguar TCS Racing designs its own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter, and rear suspension. Jaguar, via its long-term Formula E technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering, will supply Envision Racing with its powertrain for the Gen3 era.

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 efficient and lightweight electric vehicle powertrains which will improve the performance and range of future Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles.

Teams have two race cars, one per driver, which will be used for the full race distance.

Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The 2023 championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the centre of the world’s major cities including Mexico City, Diriyah and Rome, with new locations including Hyderabad, Cape Town, and São Paulo. The season finale plays out across a double-header race weekend in London.

In 2022, Jaguar TCS Racing finished fourth in the teams' standings with seven podiums, four wins, one pole position, one fastest lap and 231 points scored – the team’s biggest points haul to date. New Zealander, Mitch Evans finished last season as runner-up with Sam Bird finishing thirteenth overall in the drivers’ standings.

Formula E remains a key priority for Jaguar Land Rover and the company’s Reimagine strategy. As the premier 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 clients.

Through our Race to Inspire mission, Jaguar TCS Racing are committed to inspiring the future generation by using the race programme to create a positive impact on our planet and the communities in which we race. From competing in the world’s first net carbon race car to supporting and training the next generation of engineers and motorsport professionals.

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