13 April 2024

  • Mitch Evans secured Pole position for Jaguar TCS Racing
  • The Kiwi finished the race in fifth place to bring home important points for the British team
  • Nick Cassidy had a challenging race with a collision in lap five, followed by a technical failure
  • Jaguar TCS Racing maintain their lead in the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship after the first race of the double-header weekend in Misano
  • Nick Cassidy is fifth in the Drivers’ World Championship with Mitch Evans remaining in sixth
  • Round seven of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship takes place tomorrow, Sunday 14 April 2024

Misano, Italy, 13 April 2024: Mitch Evans secured a brilliant Pole position in the inaugural Misano E-Prix for Jaguar TCS Racing. The British team finished the chaotic and extreme peloton-style race in Italy with valuable points for their World Championship campaign and head into the next round tomorrow maintaining their lead in the Teams’ World Championship.  

At the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Qualifying saw both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers in Group B. Kiwi Mitch Evans lined up on the front row of the grid after defeating the McLarens of Sam Bird and Jake Hughes, and the DS Penske of Jean Éric Vergne in the Duels, securing Mitch and the team a further three points. Nick Cassidy narrowly missed out on a place in the Duels, lining up on the grid in eighth place after Jake Hughes was disqualified from Qualifying.

In the opening laps of the peloton-style race, track position rotated several times as drivers and teams worked to conserve energy and avoid the energy penalty of leading the pack too early in the race. Mitch and the team delivered a strategic race from the start but contact caused damage to the front wing of his Jaguar I-TYPE 6 and meant he crossed the line in seventh. A post-race time penalty for Vergne and disqualification for Antonio Felix da Costa, meant Mitch was promoted to fifth. 

Nick Cassidy made strong progress at the start and by lap three was leading the race. However, in lap five of the hectic E-Prix, Jean Éric Vergne caused a collision which forced Nick to come into the pits for a front nose change, dropping him to the back of the pack. Nick and the team revised the strategy with the hope that there would be a safety car but was forced to retire in the last lap of the race due to a technical failure.

Jaguar TCS Racing maintain their lead in the Teams’ Championship standings. Nick Cassidy is fifth in the Drivers’ Standings, with Mitch Evans in sixth. 

It’s been a day of two halves here at the inaugural Misano E-Prix. We had an amazing result in Qualifying with Mitch taking his first Pole position of the season. However, just as we suspected the race was incredibly chaotic due to the extreme peloton effect. For Mitch, we felt a podium was possible but in the shuffling of the pack and multiple position changes he incurred damage and he had to nurse the car home in P5.

Nick took an early lead in the race and we were trying to race cleanly and efficiently but the collision forced us to pit for a new front nose and effectively out of contention. We hoped for a safety car but that never came and in the end we had an issue which forced us to retire. Nick had really strong performance today but we couldn’t use it through no real fault of our own. We know we have all the ingredients for a good result so we will nurse our wounds, reset and come back tomorrow to give it our best as always.

James Barclay
Managing Director JLR Motorsport and Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal:

Today started well after securing Pole in Qualifying, but unfortunately went downhill from there. The race was messy and it was difficult to stay out of trouble, and ultimately front wing damage ruined my chances of a podium today. Overall, a frustrating day but we’ll give it what we can tomorrow.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9

I made progress at the start of the race today and by turn eight of lap one, I was up into second place, however a collision and damage to my front nose cone ended my chances of points. We have a quick car with the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 and a fantastic team at Jaguar TCS Racing, so let’s go again tomorrow.

Nick Cassidy
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #37:

Further information

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Ella Seager, Senior Communications Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing      
Tel: +44 (0) 7764 377 554  
Email: eseager@jaguarlandrover.com

Emily Hogg, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing   
Tel: +44 (0) 7384 532 605   
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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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