14 January 2024

In his debut race for Jaguar TCS Racing, Nick Cassidy secured a third-place podium finish and the fastest lap in the opening round of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

  • Nick Cassidy secured his first podium for Jaguar TCS Racing in his debut race for the British team
  • Fellow Kiwi Mitch Evans drove an impressive race to bring his Jaguar I-TYPE 6 home in fifth place
  • Jaguar TCS Racing leave Mexico City second in the Teams’ World Championship
  • Rounds two and three of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the streets of Diriyah on the 26 and 27 January

Teammate Mitch Evans drove an impressive race to finish the Mexico City E-Prix in fifth place, bringing home all-important points for the British team. 

In qualifying, both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers made it through to the semi-final of the Duels. During the Qualifying session, Mitch secured the fastest lap of the weekend with a 1:13.103 - showcasing the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6. After a one-place grid penalty for both drivers due to a procedural infringement in Free Practice 1, Nick lined up fourth on the grid, with Mitch in fifth. 

When the lights went green for the first time this season, in the opening laps Nick and Mitch held their position behind Porsche’s Pascal Wehrlein, Envision Racing’s Sebastian Buemi and Maserati MSG’s Maximilian Günther. After Nick took his first Attack Mode, the Jaguar TCS Racing drivers rotated for fourth, before Mitch took his own Attack Mode which moved him back to fifth. 

A safety car deployed in the tenth lap of the race meant an additional two laps were added. When the green flag was waved, Mitch took his second Attack Mode, remaining in fifth. Cassidy moved up into third place as Günther went into Attack Mode, and he held third for the remainder of the 37-lap race, also securing the fastest lap. Mitch was on the defence for more than half the race, holding off the remainder of the field around the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit for an incredible 23 laps in the Jaguar I-TYPE 6. 

Buemi finished in second, meaning three out of four Jaguar-powered cars finished in the top five – showcasing the strong performance of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 in this opening race of the season. 

Jaguar TCS Racing leave Mexico City second in the Teams’ World Championship with 26 points, just two points behind the leader.  

2024 Mexico City E-Prix
2024 Mexico City E-Prix
2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix
2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix
2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix
2024 Hankook Mexico City E-Prix

It’s been a really strong start to the 2024 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Both Nick and Mitch made it through to the semi-finals of the Qualifying Duels and put themselves into strong positions ahead of the race. For Nick to achieve a podium in his first race with Jaguar TC Racing is a fantastic achievement for him and all of the team.

Mitch has been flying today and he delivered a brilliant defensive drive – holding off the DS Penske of Jean Eric Vergne for the majority of the race is no easy feat. Overall I’m really proud of all the team and the work they have done both in the lead up to this new season and here in Mexico. We now look to the Diriyah E-Prix in two weeks' time for the first double-header of the season.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

Firstly, congratulations to Nick and the team for their first podium together. The race today was physically very demanding, and not an easy one to drive, so to leave the first race of the season in P5, with solid points on the board is very positive.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing Driver #9

This is a great start and I’m really happy! First time out with Jaguar TCS Racing and to get a podium is a great achievement. I finished ninth here in Mexico City last year and I said coming into the weekend that if I could do one better I’d be happy - so this feels great, We still have work to do ahead of Diriyah but I feel really motivated to keep pushing.

Nick Cassidy
Jaguar TCS Racing Driver #37

Rounds two and three of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the streets of Diriyah on the 26 and 27 January. 

Further information

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

Tel: +44 (0) 7384 532 605   

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com 


Ella Seager, Senior Communications Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing 

Tel: +44 (0) 7764 377554 

Email: eseager@jaguarlandrover.com  

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 the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Jaguar TCS Racing finished runners-up with 292 points – the team’s biggest points haul in Formula E.    

Mitch Evans finished third in the 2023 Drivers’ World Championship with 197 points, his biggest points haul in Formula E, and continues to compete for the team in 2024. Nick Cassidy joins the team’s driver line-up for the 2024 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.   

The 2023 season saw all teams race with the Gen3 car, the world’s first net zero race car. Jaguar TCS Racing continues to race with the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 in 2024.   

Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The 2024 championship will take place on existing tracks and temporary street circuits in the centre of the world’s major cities including Mexico City, Diriyah and Monaco, with new locations including Tokyo and Shanghai. The season finale will play out across a double-header race weekend in London.    

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 Fortescue WAE, 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.    

Formula E remains a key priority for JLR and the company’s Reimagine strategy. As the premier all-electric world championship, Formula E allows the team to test and develop new electric vehicle technologies in a high-performance environment. It continues to be the test bed for the team’s Race to Innovate mission that will see Race to Road and Road to Race learnings that will help shape the 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.   

For more information, visit https://media.jaguarracing.com/       

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