30 March 2024

Jaguar TCS Racing took valuable points in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix, the team’s 100th race, as Nick Cassidy delivered a calculated drive climbing up from 19th position through into 8th place at the finish. Mitch Evans finished both his and the teams’ 100th race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in fifteenth after a challenging E-Prix. 

  • Jaguar TCS Racing take valuable points in the inaugural Tokyo E-Prix, the team’s 100th race, as Nick Cassidy drives to a strong eighth place having started 19th
  • Jaguar TCS Racing maintain their lead in the Teams’ World Championship standings with a 17-point margin
  • Nick Cassidy leaves Tokyo second in the Drivers’ World Championship, just two points behind the leader
  • Mitch Evans finished fifteenth in both his and the British team’s 100th race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, and lies sixth in the Drivers’ World Championship
  • Rounds six and seven of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in Misano, Italy on 13 and 14 April 2024

Qualifying saw both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers in Group A. Nick made it through to the Duels but his fastest lap was deleted after a technical infringement, meaning he would start in P19. Mitch finished the group stages in fifth, narrowly missing out on a top four place, so his promotion into the Duels was a bittersweet moment given it was Nick who he replaced.

At the end of the Qualifying Duels Mitch was in sixth position but a later penalty, for impeding another car during the session, and the resulting three-place grid penalty, meant the 29-year-old lined up in ninth place at the Tokyo Big Sight circuit.

From his 19th place grid start Nick delivered a fantastically composed drive, supported by the team, and carved his way through the field to cross the line in an eventual ninth place. Nick was ultimately promoted to eighth place, after the Mahindra of Edoardo Mortara was disqualified after the race.

Mitch had a challenging race. After initially losing two places in the first lap, the Kiwi carefully conserved energy before starting to progress through the field but, on a circuit where overtaking was inherently challenging, he made minor contact with Robin Frijns, forcing him to return to the pits to replace the nose on his Jaguar I-TYPE 6. Mitch returned to the track in 18th position and despite the late safety car he and the team couldn’t progress much further, ultimately finishing the 35-lap race in 15th place.

Despite a challenging day in Tokyo, Jaguar TCS Racing maintain their lead in the Teams’ World Championship standings with a 17-point margin. Nick Cassidy is second in the Drivers’ World Championship, with Mitch Evans in sixth. 

Firstly, what an honour to be racing in Tokyo and the backdrop for us to complete our 100th race in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Unfortunately, it was a tough day for us with a few issues. Despite having good base performance we didn’t achieve the result we think we could have today. It was a very impressive fight back into the points for Nick and he and the team did a great job to climb into 8th from a 19th place starting position. These points are invaluable for our championship campaign.

On Mitch’s side we really thought that we had a great opportunity to move forward from P9 but in trying to make progress he was caught out. At a circuit where overtaking was far from straightforward, it didn’t work out for us this time.

Some days you have tough races where you don’t optimise the performance of the race car, and we had that today with the Jaguar I-TYPE 6. We now look forward to the next race in Misano.

Managing Director, JLR Motorsport and Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

Today was a challenging race. The type of track we had here in Tokyo meant that all of the overtakes had to be high risk, and it’s a shame that it didn’t pay off for me today as I think we could have finished within the points. We have all the ingredients to be at the front and the team have been working incredibly hard, so we’ll come back fighting in Misano.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9:

The team did a really great job today and we had a really fast car. We made it through to the Duels but circumstances meant we couldn’t maximise it as much as we could. In the race, we started from the back of the grid, but we stayed calm, made a lot of progress and finished in the points which is all I could have asked for today. We move onto Misano now where we will try and continue the good form and get back on the podium.

Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #37

Further information

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Rose Jackson, Senior Communications Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing      
Tel: +44 (0) 7384 244 015 

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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 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.    

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