30 November 2023

Jaguar TCS Racing has opened a new technical headquarters in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, as the team prepares for the upcoming 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. 

  • Jaguar TCS Racing open new technical headquarters in Kidlington, Oxfordshire
  • The state‑of‑the‑art innovation centre is based in the recently opened Fortescue WAE building, Jaguar TCS Racing’s technical partner
  • The site becomes the team’s official base, as preparations continue for the upcoming season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship
  • Jaguar’s cutting‑edge powertrain technology for both Jaguar TCS Racing and customer team Envision Racing will be designed, developed and manufactured in the new facility supported by technical partner Fortescue WAE
  • Jaguar develops its complete powertrain and manufacturer perimeter parts in‑house which creates research and development opportunities to support Jaguar with race to road innovations, as it becomes an all‑electric luxury brand from 2025
  • The new Kidlington facility is also home to the team’s technical activities such as their remote garage operations and driver‑in‑the‑loop simulator
  • Unveiled today, Jaguar TCS Racing host an immersion event showcasing technical innovations through bespoke art installations

The British race team has relocated to the state‑of‑the‑art innovation centre at the recently opened new Fortescue WAE facility.  

From here, the race‑winning team will continue to design, develop and manufacture the powertrains in the four Jaguar‑powered racecars, as the successful customer‑relationship with Envision Racing continues for a second season.  

The new facility features a powertrain build lab, where the team assemble MGUs and inverters, two core components of their powertrain hardware. It also features a workshop with car work bays, which act as dedicated stations for working on the Jaguar’s Formula E race cars; a sub assembly room, where the main cases, gearboxes, suspension and cooling systems are assembled; amongst many other purpose‑built rooms.  

It also becomes home to the team’s driver‑in‑the‑loop simulator, where drivers Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy will test and prepare for the 2024 races, including both the new and existing circuits in some of the most exciting cities across the globe.  

During the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Jaguar TCS Racing’s remote operations room will be based at the Kidlington HQ, where engineers will provide vital set up and strategy support to their trackside colleagues.

Formula E continues to be a real‑world test bed for electric vehicle hardware and software in a high‑performance environment. Jaguar TCS Racing, along with their portfolio of world‑class partners, develop and innovate new cutting‑edge technology to compete for World Championship success, whilst discovering race‑to‑road insights for electric powertrain, sustainability and software technology improvements. Innovation and technology transfer from Jaguar’s Formula E race cars support the reimagination of Jaguar as an all‑electric, modern luxury brand from 2025.  

To celebrate the launch of the new facility, Jaguar TCS Racing hosted an exclusive immersion event to open the doors to the new team base and showcase some of their technical innovations and pioneering materials through bespoke art installations.  

The event, opened by James Barclay, Managing Director of JLR Motorsport and Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal, and Judith Judson, CEO of Fortescue WAE, offered an insight into the facilities, technology and committed team that are integral to a World Championship winning car.  

Moving into our new technical headquarters is a significant milestone for Jaguar TCS Racing and it’s come at the perfect time. We are soon heading into the 2024 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship where we will continue our pursuit of points, podiums and race wins.

With our technical partner Fortescue WAE, this new facility provides a world‑class platform for our talented team to thrive and engineer our future success in the pinnacle of electric motorsport. Innovations and technology that we will develop here in Kidlington for the race track will continue our race to road philosophy as we share the latest in electric vehicle breakthroughs with JLR to support our future production vehicles.

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

We are delighted to be part of the new facility opening today and our continued partnership with the Jaguar TCS Racing team. Following the success of last year, we are looking forward to the new season, working from our all new, dedicated base in Kidlington with state‑of‑the‑art equipment and a team committed to delivering on the track.

Judith Judson
Fortescue WAE, CEO

The 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship commences on 13 January 2024 in Mexico City, for the first round of many thrilling all‑electric wheel‑to‑wheel races.  

To view and download Jaguar TCS Racing's full press pack from the event, including press release, case studies and biographies, please click here.

Further information

For further information about Jaguar TCS Racing, please contact:     

Emily Hogg, Global PR and Communications Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing    

Tel: +44 (0) 7384 532 605  



Rose Jackson, Senior Communications Officer, Jaguar TCS Racing    

Tel: +44 (0) 7384 244 015  


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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About Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)   

TCS is an IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization that has been digitally transforming many of the world's largest businesses for over 55 years. A long‑standing strategic technology partner of JLR, TCS leverages critical and emerging technology to help the race team accelerate their electrification journey, win races, and create a more sustainable future. TCS works to build better futures and uses learnings from the racetrack to transform the mobility ecosystem. A part of the Tata Group, TCS has over 608,000 consultants worldwide.