JAGUAR TCS RACING SCORE STRONGLY IN SECOND SHANGHAI SHOWDOWN, EXTENDING THEIR LEAD IN THE ABB FIA FORMULA E TEAMS’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

29 May 2024

Jaguar TCS Racing complete Round 12 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the second of two races in Shanghai this weekend, with Nick Cassidy in P4 and teammate Mitch Evans in P5.

  • Jaguar TCS Racing leave Shanghai after Rounds 11 and 12 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with a 73-point lead in the Teams’ World Championship
  • Nick Cassidy secures a fourth place finish in R12 and, following a third-place finish in R11, extends his lead in the Drivers’ World Championship to 25 points
  • Mitch Evans finishes fifth in R12, and with his win in R11 moves into third place in the Drivers’ World Championship
  • Jaguar TCS Racing have secured 299-points to date, breaking their own Championship total record with four rounds of Season 10 remaining
  • Rounds 13 and 14 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in Portland, USA on 29 and 30 June

Following a double-podium in Round 11 – Mitch winning with Nick third – Jaguar TCS Racing score a total of 62 points over the race weekend and leave with a 73-point lead in the Teams’ World Championship.  

Nick Cassidy leads the Drivers’ World Championship by 25 points, with Mitch Evans moving up to third place.  

With the rumour of rain in the air, the scheduled 28 laps of the 3.051km Shanghai International Circuit had the potential to present unexpected wet-weather drama, but the rain held off and with the sun beating down the race was fast-paced from early on.  

Nick and Mitch began in P5 and P6 on the grid respectively. The Kiwi pair and the team proceeded to deliver a controlled race strategy, with both drivers successfully managing their energy and taking their two Attack Mode activations by the seventh lap. Neither driver was outside the top eight of the pack throughout the race. On lap 14, with Nick in fifth and Mitch sixth, the team made the call for both to move forward as they were in a strong position on energy.  

Nick moved into fourth position on lap 16, Mitch then moving into fifth on lap 20. With the race locked-out from an energy perspective by lap 21, Nick and Mitch remained in their respective positions until the chequered-flag to score valuable points. 

With four races still to go this season, Jaguar TCS Racing have a total of 299-points, already more than they scored in all of Season 9, which was their most successful to date.  

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At the end of what has been an incredible race weekend in Shanghai we leave with the win and double-podium yesterday and today securing really important Championship points. It was a nail-biting race from the start. We expected rain but it didn’t come, so it was a fast-paced race from early on. The team and the drivers managed the race well, we made the progress and challenged for the podium but in the end we are very happy to leave with vital Championship points. We are happy with our weekend here in Shanghai and the team have worked hard and really effectively all the way through. It’s hard with such strong competition but we have delivered one of our best ever points scoring weekends at a critical time. We now turn our focus to Portland and Round 13 and 14 and the last two weekends of the season.

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

It’s been a huge points haul for the team this weekend in Shanghai. Getting the win and double podium yesterday, and then a fourth and fifth place today added great points and helps us a lot in the Teams’ and Drivers’ Championships. We have a small break now before we attack the last four races.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9

The team are doing an amazing job this year and I’m super lucky to be in this position. It’s been a solid day and a really good weekend. There are still four races left, 100-odd points still available, it will be tough but we’ll be giving it our all.

Nick Cassidy
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #37

Rounds 13 and 14 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in Portland on 29 and 30 June. 

Further information

Rose Jackson, Senior Communications Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing      
Tel: +44 (0) 7384 244 015  
Email: rjackso9@jaguarlandrover.com  

Emily Hogg, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing   
Tel: +44 (0) 7384 532 605   
Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com    

 

Notes to Editors

ABOUT JAGUAR TCS RACING     

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 world 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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