James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal and Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover Motorsport
James Barclay was appointed team director for Jaguar’s Formula E programme in November 2015 and he has been responsible for managing the exciting return to motorsport in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the British brand. Over the last eight years, James has overseen the growth of Jaguar TCS Racing into a race-winning team, from the team’s first Formula E win at the Rome E-Prix in April 2019, to making history at the Berlin E-Prix with the team’s first 1-2 finish in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Across seven seasons, the team have secured 12 wins, 32 podiums, a full podium lock-out with Jaguar-powered cars, the first win in both races in a double-header weekend in Rome and a total of 1,043 championship points.
In 2023, James led Jaguar TCS Racing to finish runners-up in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with 292 points - the team’s biggest points haul in Formula E.
In addition to James’ work in Formula E, he was instrumental in the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY - the world’s first electric touring car race series. As the main support series to the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for season five and six, the 10-race championship reinforced Jaguar’s commitment to electric vehicle technology.
In 2021, James Barclay was appointed to the newly created position of Managing Director, JLR Motorsport and Team Principal of the Jaguar TCS Racing Formula E Team. In this expanded leadership role, James leads JLR’s Motorsport division. He plays a key role in Reimagining Jaguar as a pure-electric luxury brand from 2025 while helping to deliver Jaguar Land Rover’s sustainable future and digital transformation.