1 July 2024

Jaguar TCS Racing driver Mitch Evans took third place podium in R14 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Portland, moving him into second place in the drivers’ standings. A multiple car concertina incident during the race involving Nick Cassidy resulted in a front wing change and an eventual finish out of the points, though he still retains a 12‑point lead in the Drivers’ Championship.

  • Jaguar TCS Racing driver Mitch Evans took third place podium in the second of two races in Portland this weekend, moving him into second place in the ABB FIA Drivers’ World Championship
  • Contact and the need for a wing change dropped Nick Cassidy outside the points, but he retains the lead of the Drivers’ World Championship with a margin of 12‑points
  • Jaguar TCS Racing also retain the lead of the Teams’ World Championship with a margin of 33‑points with two rounds to go
  • The team look forward to the season finale double‑header in London on 20/21 July

Despite being a weekend where the team demonstrated strong performance, including a Pole position in R12 and a podium in R13, it was ultimately two difficult races on US soil and a sense of it could have been more in Portland. Despite this, Jaguar TCS Racing retain the lead of the Teams’ World Championship heading to the season finale in London on 20/21 July. The teams’ focus now switches immediately to the season finale, securing the Teams’ World Championship title and supporting Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans in their aspirations to win the Drivers’ World Championship.

With qualifying positions of P6 for Nick and P10 for Mitch, the early stages of today’s race saw both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers conserve energy, Mitch running in and out of the top ten with Nick tactically dropping further back down the field.  By mid‑way through the 26‑lap race both Jaguar TCS Racing drivers were in a good position on energy – with Nick one of the strongest in the field – but already the close racing had resulted in many incidents of contact. On lap 13 Nick suffered front wing damage after contact at T1 in what was a concertina incident caused by a car in front. The resulting damage forced him to pit for a new front wing. 

On lap 18 a safety car was called so debris from earlier incidents – notably the Porsche of Pascal Wehrlein having lost its nose completely – could be cleared. With the race neutralised the restart on lap 20 saw Mitch take Attack Mode from P6 almost immediately, carving through the field to run as high as second before eventually taking third place.

Nick was in P17 at the restart but, despite having a significant positive energy delta over the majority of the field, the sprint to the finish meant the race was locked out and there was no opportunity to use that advantage. Nick crossed the line in P13.


This has been a weekend of two halves. It’s been positive to end with a podium for Mitch today after all the hard work, but ultimately this weekend was one where we had the performance potential for so much more. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way due to a combination of things both out of and in our control. As always we will look to see what we could do better and make us stronger as a team.
“I really feel for Nick though. One of the risks of this style of strategic racing and this kind of pack racing is that if someone makes a mistake in front of you, there is sometimes nothing that you can do to avoid those incidents. Nick, yet again, put together a really smart race and he had another amazing opportunity. We were very strong on energy and we felt really positively that we could move forward and fight for a podium or win.

“We now focus our attention to the season finale in London. We’re leading the Teams’ World Championship and we’re first and second in the Drivers’ so we are in a great position and it’s all to play for. London is a special race for us, we’re in front of the home crowd with lots of support from fans and colleagues and we’ll be giving it everything we’ve got to fight for championship success.

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

Ultimately it was a really hard‑fought race today but really great to get some more points. It was hard to predict before the race how it was going to unfold. I was expecting to get to the front a bit quicker but everyone was driving really aggressively so it was very hard to make progress. I had to get my elbows out which then made it very difficult to take Attack Mode because you lose position. The second Attack Mode got me track position but killed my remaining energy so I couldn’t fight for the win and had to just survive the last few laps to get a podium. We now head to London where we will battle with Porsche and do everything we can to try and win this Teams’ World Championship.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9

In the heat of the moment I was frustrated with today’s result which I think is natural. I had my strategy and was in a really good position. At the time of the contact I was around P9 with Attack time remaining and was up on energy on the majority of the field. I have a 12‑point lead but have scored zero in two races – so it could be much worse. I think we’re going to be strong in London. I’m looking forward to it – it’s one of my favourite tracks on the calendar – and it’s going to be a fight. Stand up and bring it on!

Nick Cassidy
Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #37

Rounds 15 and 16 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in London on 20 and 21 July.

Further information

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

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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