- Jaguar TCS Racing topped the times in all sessions at the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship official pre-season testing at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain
- The British team clocked up over 1,500 kilometres in their two Jaguar I-TYPE 6 race cars
- Mitch Evans secured the fastest lap of the week with a 1:24.474 and topped the first two sessions on the 3.376km circuit
- Nick Cassidy finished the final session of the week with the fastest time of the day, at 1:24.617
- The first round of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship gets underway in Mexico City on 13 January 2024
Mitch Evans set the fastest overall lap of the week with a 1:24.474 and topped the first two session times on the 3.376km circuit. New teammate and fellow Kiwi, Nick Cassidy, finished the week well by topping the final session with a 1:24.617.
In total the team completed 457 laps, equating to 1542 kilometres – the equivalent of driving from the team base in Oxfordshire to Monaco.
Friday’s testing started with a race simulation where where all teams practiced race conditions, including both ATTACK MODE and pit stop procedures. Overall it was a valuable session to gain further information and learnings to take into the new season of the all-electric World Championship.
It’s been a successful test in Valencia for us at Jaguar TCS Racing – topping every session really showcases the pace and performance of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6. It’s always important to learn as much as we can and test our operations and procedures as we head into a whole new season, we’ve gained a great deal of knowledge over the week.
Both drivers worked through their programmes with their engineers and demonstrated their pace over the last three days. Settling Nick into the team has been great and a nice end to the week for him, finishing on top of the time sheets and following on from Mitch doing the same on Tuesday and Thursday. Our focus now shifts to preparing for Mexico, there is still a lot to do and we are going to work hard to be ready for the start of the season in the best possible way.
Managing Director of JLR Motorsport and Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal
The official test here in Valencia has been really beneficial for both myself and the team. I topped the first two session times which is promising and gives me further confidence that the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 has strong pace. However, we’re still 78 days away from the first race in Mexico City and we know that other teams will be doing their best to close the gap and make improvements. I’m looking forward to racing again in January.
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9
I raced the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 with Envision Racing last season so I’m familiar with the race car and powertrain, but for me, testing was invaluable in order to meet the new team and quickly get to grips with how they operate. We had a good week as a team in Valencia and finishing top of the times in the final session felt really positive. We can’t wait for the season to get underway in Mexico – we will give it everything we’ve got.