30 May 2023

Jaguar TCS Racing make a return to Jakarta, Indonesia this weekend for rounds ten and eleven of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. 

  • Jaguar TCS Racing head to the streets of the Indonesian capital for rounds ten and eleven of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • In South East Asia’s most populous city, Jaguar TCS Racing are looking to replicate the success achieved last year
  • The British team currently sit third in the Teams’ Championship
  • Kiwi driver Mitch Evans has progressed to fourth in the Drivers’ Championship after three podiums in four races
  • The double-header weekend begins with Qualifying at 10:40 and the race at 15:00 local time on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June

The British team head into the third double-header of Season 9 hoping to continue a string of positive results. Against the backdrop of Jakarta Bay, the 2.37km, 18-turn circuit in the northern region of the capital is set to provide intense wheel-to-wheel action in high temperatures and intense humidity.  

Last season’s inaugural Jakarta E-Prix, the first FIA-sanctioned race in Indonesia since 2006, saw Jaguar TCS Racing driver Mitch Evans take victory, finishing on the top-step of the podium after a decisive race in challenging hot and humid conditions.  

Jaguar TCS Racing currently sit third in the Teams’ Championship, just 26 points behind the leader and Jaguar’s customer team, Envision Racing. So far this season, Jaguar powertrain race cars have secured a combined total of four first-place finishes, 11 podiums and 338 championship points. Jaguar TCS Racing driver Mitch Evans is fourth in the driver standings, with teammate Sam Bird in seventh. 

Jaguar TCS Racing Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing
Jaguar TCS Racing
Jaguar TCS Racing Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing Sam Bird

While we’ve had some fantastic races recently – both for Jaguar TCS Racing and our customer team, we are not complacent, and our focus is firmly set on having two strong races in Jakarta. It’s a difficult race to manage as it can be physically tough for the drivers, the team and the car with high temperatures and humidity. It’s always good to return to the scene of success but we are realistic that with a new race car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6, and the new Hankook tyres it is a reset, and we cannot rely on what we did last year. As with all the races so far this season, tyre and energy management will be really important and success will require a perfectly executed race, but we’re looking forward to the challenge.

James Barclay
Team Principal, Jaguar TCS Racing

The last run of races has been positive for us, and we’ve been able to close the gap in both the teams’ and drivers’ championships. It’s given the team some healthy momentum as we head into the next double-header. Jakarta is a physically challenging race, but I performed well there last season, so we’re feeling positive and we’ll push to bring home some strong points and podiums this weekend.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

Monaco was a tricky race for me and didn’t deliver the results we were hoping for, but I’m putting it firmly behind me and focusing on the double-header in Jakarta. There are twice the points available in one weekend, so it’s all to play for. We’ve been working hard as a team and it’s clear we have the performance - I’ll give it everything I’ve got.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

The Jakarta E-Prix is one of the trickiest races to manage on the calendar, with sweltering temperatures and high humidity. Not only do we need to keep the battery, powertrain and tyres in the happy temperature window, we’ve got to keep the team in comfortable operating levels as well; and with a double header this time around, that will be a challenge. It’s a really fast, technical track and with unpredictable weather thrown into the mix as well – we will need to keep on our toes!

Phil Charles
Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager

The lights go green for rounds ten and eleven in Jakarta, Indonesia on 3 and 4 June at 15:00 local time. 

Further information

For further information about Jaguar TCS Racing, please contact:  

Emily Hogg, PR & Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing 

Tel: +44 (0) 7384 532 605 


Ella Seager, Senior Communications Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing  

Tel: +44 (0) 7764 377554 


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 JLR 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 JLR 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 JLR 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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