4 June 2023

Jaguar TCS Racing look ahead to second Jakarta E-Prix after a challenging day in the tenth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. 

  • Jaguar TCS Racing look ahead to the second Jakarta E-Prix after a challenging day in the tenth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Both drivers made good progress into the points, until a collision forced them to retire
  • Mitch Evans is now fifth in the drivers’ standings while Sam Bird remains seventh
  • Jaguar TCS Racing remain third in the teams’ standings
  • The eleventh round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place tomorrow, back on the streets of Jakarta at 15:00 local time

Jaguar TCS Racing look ahead to second Jakarta E-Prix after a challenging day in the tenth round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. 

Qualifying saw Sam Bird in Group A and Mitch Evans in Group B, both drivers struggled with chassis balance and weren’t able to make it through to the Duels. Mitch lined up P11 on the grid, with Sam back in P16. 

In this season’s hottest E-Prix to date, Mitch made up one place off-the-line, quickly progressing into the top ten and points positions. With a decisive strategy, the 28-year-old continued to climb through the field and moved up into eighth position with three laps remaining.  

Sam Bird was also having a good race, making up seven positions with a combination of overtakes and an effective race strategy. Sam was in his final ATTACK MODE with three laps to go, when a mistake resulted in him making contact with teammate Mitch Evans. The incident meant that Mitch retired from the race while in eighth position.  

On the last lap René Rast made contact with Sam forcing him to spin into the barriers at turn three. Sam rejoined the race but dropped down the pack, finally finishing in P21. 

Mitch Evans is now fifth in the drivers’ standings, with Sam Bird remaining in seventh. 

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

The first race of the weekend here in Jakarta has been a tough one. We didn’t quite have the pace of the lead group and we found it challenging today across most sessions to get the car into an optimal window. Putting both Jaguar I-TYPE 6 race cars into the points was our goal for the race today and we had achieved that - Sam climbed seven places and Mitch had progressed three places before the incident occurred. Days like these are hard for everyone but we will unite as a team. We learned a lot from the race and it’s important to now reset and get ready for another E-Prix tomorrow.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

I had a relatively good opening lap and made up a place but ultimately we’ve struggled with pace so far this weekend. I was in a decent position towards the end of the race and would have scored a few points, but that was all I could really manage today. We need to try and make the car faster on this circuit for tomorrow.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9

I take full responsibility for the incident today on track and want to apologise to the team for the mistake. We had a difficult qualifying and race, and unfortunately so far this weekend, the car hasn’t been performing at the level we would hope. We’ll regroup tonight and come back stronger tomorrow.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #10:

The eleventh round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place tomorrow, back on the streets of Jakarta at 15:00 local time. 

Further information

For further information about Jaguar TCS Racing, please contact:  

Ella Seager, Senior PR and Communications Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing  

Tel: +44 (0) 7764 377 554 



Emily Hogg, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing 

Tel: +44 (0) 7384 532 605 


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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