4 June 2023

Mitch Evans took his fourth podium of the 2023 ABB FIA World Championship for Jaguar TCS Racing, finishing third in the second race of the weekend.

  • Mitch Evans takes his fourth podium of the season for Jaguar TCS Racing in the eleventh round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Jakarta
  • Teammate Sam Bird unfortunately could not start the race due to a technical issue
  • Mitch Evans moves up to fourth in the drivers’ standings while Sam Bird is eighth
  • Jaguar TCS Racing remain third in the teams’ standings
  • The twelfth round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place on 24 June, on the streets of Portland, USA for the first time

Both drivers were in Group A for Qualifying. Mitch made it through to the semi-finals of the Duels, narrowly missing out on a place in the final to Jake Dennis by one thousandth of a second – one of the closest deficits in Formula E history.

Kiwi, Mitch, lined up in P3 on the grid, with Sam in P14. Before the lights went green, Sam suffered a technical issue, and was unfortunately unable to start the race.

Mitch held his position in the opening lap and then proceeded to rotate for the lead with Maximilian Günther and Jake Dennis. The Jaguar TCS Racing team worked tirelessly to improve the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 set-up and performance over the course of the weekend. A brilliant drive and well-executed race strategy meant Mitch was able to hold off the rest of the field for the final 15-laps of the race. In the end, the 28-year-old finished in the final podium position after the intense, 36-lap race in extremely challenging conditions. 

Mitch Evans is back fourth in the drivers’ standings, with Sam Bird in eighth.

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

After a challenging weekend, third place and a podium is a huge result, and testament to the massive effort the team have put in. We worked tirelessly to improve the car set-up and tyre management over the weekend, and Mitch delivered an exceptional performance both in qualifying and the race. It’s moments like this that define your Championship, I’m hugely proud of the team and Mitch for this turnaround. An unfortunate outcome for Sam today, we will look into the technical issue that ruled him out of the race. Our focus also now shifts to the inaugural Portland E-Prix, and we look forward to bringing this incredible all-electric race series to American fans.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

After yesterday’s race, to go home with a trophy and a smile, is a huge relief and feels good. We lacked a lot of pace in the race and didn’t have as much energy as Max and Jake ahead, but I was able to hold off those behind me to come home on the podium. Looking forward to racing at the Portland E-Prix for the first time.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9

Another difficult day today for me. So far this year we’ve been so strong as a team, and won a lot of races, but this weekend we struggled to match the ultimate pace. The podium for the team was some silver lining for the team’s efforts. We’ll all be working really hard to make sure we head to Portland in the best place.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #10

The twelfth round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will take place on the streets of Portland, Ohio for the first time on Saturday 24 June.

Further information

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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

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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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