JAGUAR TCS RACING READY TO RESTART IN ROME

4 April 2022

Jaguar TCS Racing return to the streets of the eternal city, Rome, this weekend for the second double-header of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

  • Jaguar TCS Racing will return to Rome for the fourth and fifth rounds of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • The team have worked hard to use the six-week gap between races to consolidate and improve the Jaguar I-TYPE 5’s performance
  • Jaguar TCS Racing are looking to replicate their double podium success from last year
  • Lights go green on the streets of Rome, Italy at 15:00 local time on 9 and 10 April 2022

Jaguar TCS Racing return to the streets of the Eternal City, Rome, this weekend for the second double-header of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

The Rome circuit has delivered excellent results for the team who secured their first Formula E win with Mitch Evans in 2019. Further success continued in season seven with Jaguar TCS Racing’s first double podium in Formula E, with drivers Sam Bird and Mitch Evans finishing second and third respectively.

Following a challenging race in Mexico – where a fearless race strategy didn’t pay off for Jaguar TCS Racing – the team have worked tirelessly during the six-week gap between races to enhance and improve the performance of the Jaguar I-TYPE 5.

Racing in the heart of the Italian capital, the Rome E-Prix is one of the longest tracks of the Formula E season measuring 3.83km. The circuit has 19 corners of varying speeds and with plenty of opportunities to overtake, drivers and engineers must ensure the set-up is perfect to deliver a strong performance.

There is a lot of excitement within the team to return to Rome this weekend; it is a track that has delivered great results for us in the past and we are working hard to continue our good form in Italy. Over the past six weeks, the entire team at Jaguar TCS Racing has been focussed on ensuring we extract the best performance possible from our I-TYPE 5 race car. The break in the season has been a good time to reset and get our championship fight back on track. We have analysed where we need to improve and are absolutely determined to get back into racing for points and podiums as we head into the European leg of the championship.

James Barclay
Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal

The Rome E-Prix is a very special race for me, holding fond memories of my first win with Jaguar TCS Racing in 2019 and another podium last year. We know we have a really strong race package in our Jaguar I-TYPE 5 so I’m looking forward to getting back on track and hopefully delivering another strong result with the team.

Mitch Evans
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #9

I am very excited to be back in the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 this weekend. The mid-season break has been useful for the team to come together and work out where we can improve and what we need to do to deliver a strong performance – now it comes down to putting this into practice this weekend. Qualifying well is going to be important. We know we can produce incredible results in Rome so I’m hoping we can do the same again this weekend.

Sam Bird
Jaguar TCS Racing driver #10

Rome is a fantastic track, certainly a driver and team favourite. As a layout it’s extremely demanding – a massively undulating track with cambers and twists throughout. For the engineers, it’s critical to ensure the set up and systems are right and for the drivers, it’s important to stay in tune with the track and the car throughout.

Phil Charles
Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager

The fourth and fifth rounds of the 2022 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship return to the streets of Rome at 15:00 local time on 9 and 10 April 2022.

JAGUAR TCS RACING READY TO RESTART IN ROME
JAGUAR TCS RACING READY TO RESTART IN ROME
JAGUAR TCS RACING READY TO RESTART IN ROME

Further information

Emily Hogg, Media Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: + 44 (0) 7384 532 605

Email: ehogg2@jaguarlandrover.com

 

Adrian Atkinson, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing

Tel: +44 (0) 7979 554005

Email: aatkins5@jaguarlandrover.com

Notes to Editors

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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