17 April 2023

Jaguar TCS Racing take to the runway for the first European race of Season 9, with round seven and eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this weekend in Berlin.

  • Double the excitement this weekend, as Jaguar TCS Racing arrive at the Berlin E‑Prix following a rewarding podium lock‑out in São Paulo
  • Mitch Evans and Sam Bird will look to capitalise on valuable points gained from a win, double‑podium and Fastest Lap in round six of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Berlin race marks the Jaguar I‑TYPE 6’s first outing at the established Tempelhof Airport circuit
  • The action‑packed weekend takes off at 15:00 (CET) on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 April

Jaguar TCS Racing take to the runway for the first European race of Season 9, with round seven and eight of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship this weekend in Berlin.

The Berlin E‑Prix is well established in Formula E’s calendar, making an appearance in all nine seasons of the all‑electric world championship. Germany is renowned for its connection to the automotive industry and motorsport heritage and its historic capital is set to see a new phase of all‑electric racing with the Gen3. The Tempelhof Airport, a destination designed for aircraft, will instead host the Jaguar I‑TYPE 6 over 2.355km of challenging concrete surfaces and 10 turns. On this familiar Formula E circuit, fans can anticipate more spectacular racing following the thrill at the São Paulo E‑Prix.

The Berlin E‑Prix will also see the long‑awaited return of the rookie test, held on the Monday after the double‑header. With a day full of running, Formula E gives the opportunity for new drivers to experience the power of the Gen3 car for the first time. 

The strong performance Jaguar TCS Racing demonstrated in round six showed not only the performance capability of the Jaguar I‑TYPE 6 but also determination and exceptional teamwork from the British team. A combination of skilful and tactical racing displayed by both drivers, strong race strategy and a highly efficient Jaguar powertrain delivered an ‘edge of your seat’ race; all of which are key elements the team will be looking to repeat in upcoming performances.

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

São Paulo was a very memorable race for everyone here at Jaguar TCS Racing and we are all very proud of that performance. A race like this brings confidence and belief in what we can achieve this year and we will be doing our absolute best to repeat similar performances this year, we are not complacent though and realise it’s the hard work, repeating the processes and procedures and some good fortune that delivers results like São Paulo. Moving onto Berlin, it’s a track we are very familiar with but this year there is a full reset for all the teams. The Gen3 car is completely new and we are racing on new Hankook tyres which will behave very differently on the unique surface of the Tempelhof circuit. We’ve shown our speed across all circuit types this season so far so I feel we have a great baseline to work from and we will look to build our performance from there.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

São Paulo was a very special moment for me; the city, the atmosphere and the entire experience made the result one I won’t forget. Celebrating on the podium again, with the team, has given me that fire for Berlin. I’m excited to take the Jaguar I‑TYPE 6 to this familiar track and know the whole team will be putting in lots of work to see what we can achieve there.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9

Berlin is a unique race event for the championship, some long and fast corners and an unusual track surface. I call the surface ‘pebblemac’ as it is actually made up of large concrete blocks with stones (the pebbles) pressed into the top surface. These stones are aggressive on the tyres and although it is a short lap, the percentage of time spent cornering is quite high so car setups need to complement the corner type and the unique cycle the tyres see. It is also a tricky energy management race so there is plenty to think about in Berlin but it’s a great track to go to!

Phil Charles
Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager:

Jaguar TCS Racing will compete in round seven and eight of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Berlin, Germany on 22 and 23 April at 15:00 local time.

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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