• Jaguar TCS Racing secure a double-points finish in the team’s 70th E-Prix in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
• Mitch Evans gained four places to finish fifth and teammate Sam Bird gained eight places to finish seventh
• Mitch Evans remains third in the drivers’ standings, while Sam Bird moves up to twelfth
• Jaguar TCS Racing now fourth in the teams’ standings
• The eighth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the reverse Tempelhof Circuit layout in Berlin tomorrow, 15 May 2022 at 15:00 CEST
Jaguar TCS Racing today secured a valuable doublepoints finish in the team’s 70th E-Prix in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
On the Berlin Tempelhof airfield, Mitch Evans and Sam Bird lined up ninth and fifteenth on the grid respectively after unfortunately missing out on the qualifying Duels. Both drivers performed impressive opening laps with Mitch gaining two places and Sam gaining four.
Both drivers and their Jaguar I-TYPE 5’s showed excellent energy management during the race which allowed them to make key moves forward in the final stages. Mitch and Sam were able to carve their way back through the field and into strong point-scoring positions with decisive, clean overtakes. They collected 16 valuable points for Jaguar.
In the final stages of the race, 27-year-old Mitch, made a bold overtake on António Félix Da Costa to bring his Jaguar I-TYPE 5 home in fifth position, demonstrating the efficiency of his race car. Sam Bird gained an impressive eight positions to finish seventh showing the race pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and a return to the points for the Brit.
Mitch Evans remains third in the drivers’ standings, fourteen points behind the leader, while Sam Bird is twelfth. Jaguar TCS Racing move to fourth in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.
James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal: “A strong double-points finish for the team today. Both drivers made up a significant number of places from our starting positions which was a strong result in this incredibly competitive field. Having both Mitch and Sam in the top ten was an important result given this wasn’t the case for many teams today and it will be important for the championship. Positively, we had good efficiency today so our focus is to now work on improving our qualifying performance tomorrow on the reverse circuit layout.”
Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9: “We gained good points and a solid result today, starting in ninth and moving forward to fifth is a positive result for the team. We will look at if we could have made a few strategy decisions a little earlier, as I had to use my energy advantage to regain track position. We’ll spend the evening looking at where we can improve and hopefully come back stronger tomorrow.”
Sam Bird, Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10: “After what was quite a difficult qualifying session for both myself and Mitch we managed to come home in fifth and seventh. I really enjoyed the race today, carving through the field. We had a good energy strategy and we moved forward and I’m really looking forward to tomorrow because of everything we’ve learned today.”
The eighth round of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place on the reverse Tempelhof Circuit layout in Berlin tomorrow, 15 May 2022 at 15:00 CEST.
ABOUT JAGUAR TCS RACING
Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series. In season seven Jaguar TCS Racing finished runners-up in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings – the most successful so far in Jaguar TCS Racing’s Formula E history.
Formula E is a real-world test bed for Jaguar with its journey to becoming an all-electric luxury brand from 2025. Jaguar TCS Racing will deliver new sustainable technologies and set new benchmarks in quality in support of Jaguar Land Rover’s Reimagine strategy.
Jaguar TCS Racing goal is to ‘Reimagine Racing’ and together the team will test, develop, learn and collaborate, sharing insights across Jaguar Land Rover which will benefit future road car development. Specifically, learnings and technology transfer from Formula E will help ‘Reimagine” the Jaguar brand coinciding with the company’s commitment to the Gen3 era of Formula E.
As an official manufacturer team in Formula E, Jaguar TCS Racing designs its own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and rear suspension.
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 electric vehicle powertrains which are efficient and lightweight which will improve the performance and range of future Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles.
The 2021/22 Formula E season is the second season of World Championship status as granted by the FIA – the sport’s governing body. It will be the fourth and final year for the teams to be racing with the futuristic Gen2 race cars.
Teams have two race cars, one per driver, which will be used for the full race distance of 45 minutes plus 1 lap.
Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the centre of the world’s major cities including Diriyah, Mexico City, Rome, Monaco, New York, London and ending in a double-header race weekend in Seoul.
New Zealander, Mitch Evans finished season seven fourth in the drivers‘ championship and Jaguar TCS Racing finished second in the teams‘ standings – the most successful so far in Jaguar TCS Racing’s Formula E history – with eight podiums, two wins, one pole position and 177 points scored. After his first season with the team, Briton, Sam Bird finished sixth in the championship with two wins, three podiums and a pole position
Race to Innovate
Formula E remains a key priority for Jaguar Land Rover and the company’s Reimagine strategy. As the only all-electric world championship, Formula E allows us to test and develop new electric vehicle technologies in a high-performance environment. It continues to be the test-bed for our Race to Innovate mission that will see Race to Road and Road to Race learnings that will help shape our 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 customers.
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