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Jaguar Racing
Jaguar Racing Logo
Team Information
Based Flag of the United Kingdom Donington Park, UK
Début 2016 Hong Kong ePrix
Founder Unknown
Key People Gerd Mauser
Driver(s) Nelson Piquet Jr. (No. 3)
Mitch Evans (No. 20)
Adam Carroll
Car Jaguar I-Type III
Sponsor(s) Panasonic
Website Jaguar Racing
Team Stats
Last Season 6th (119 pt(s))
Entries 24
Wins 0
First Win Unknown
Points 146
Poles 1
Podiums 1
Fastest Laps 2
Titles Unknown
Current Season
Entrant Panasonic Jaguar Racing
Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans
Piquet jr 100px
9th (51 Pt(s)) 7th (68 Pt(s))
Team Standings
6th (119 Pt(s))
 Panasonic Jaguar Racing are a British based racing team, who competed in the 2017/18 ABB FIA Formula E Championship with a powertrain built in-house Jaguar Cars.[1] After a reasonably successful debut season in 2016/17, Jaguar Racing pulled off a minor coup in 2017 by signing up season one Champion Nelson Piquet Jr..[1]

2017/18 would be a far stronger season for the Jaguar team, with Piquet and Mitch Evans combining to achieve several firsts for the team in their second season.

BackgroundEdit

Jaguar are a name long associated with International motorsport, and have been entering pseudo-factory efforts in major series since the 1950s, most notably at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Yet, the official Jaguar Racing team would make its first appearance as a Formula One effort in the year 2000, when Ford purchased Stewart Grand Prix.[2] In four seasons the Jaguar Racing effort would only ever manage to challenger for minor points, before being sold to Red Bull Racing for the 2005 season, although the new marque would still use the car Jaguar had built for the season.[2]

Formula E HistoryEdit

Jaguar made a shock announcement to join Formula E in December 2015, replacing the failed Trulli Formula E Team as both an entrant and a manufacturer.[3] Concessions were made to ensure that Jaguar, who had revived their F1 racing name, would be competitive during their maiden season, with the new car christened the Jaguar I-Type 1.[4] A partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering was formed as soon as their FE entry was announced, with the new I-Type up and running by the end of January 2016.[4]

The team's official debut would take place at the 2016 Donington Test, with Jaguar hoping to use the test to assess potential drivers for their debut season.[4] The quartet of Mitch Evans, Alex Lynn, Harry Tincknell and Adam Carroll would all take part during the first three days of the test, with Evans and Carroll ultimately signing up to be the team's racing programme during the test.[3] On the 8th of September 2016 the team unveiled their livery, drivers and title sponsor at their season launch at Donington Park before the cars were shipped to Hong Kong for the season opener.[5]

Jumping the GunEdit

For the 2017/18 season Jaguar would sign season one Champion Nelson Piquet Jr. to partner Mitch Evans, while also completing a major redesign of their I-Type powertrain.[6] Those two would complete a successful pre-season test with the team, before Piquet matched the team's best ever result with fourth at the 2017 Hong Kong E-Prix I.[7] Evans then went one better the following day, inheriting third place in the second Hong Kong after Daniel Abt was disqualified, to claim Jaguar's first FE podium.[8]

Another first for the team would follow in Marrakech, with Piquet claiming their maiden fastest lap, before Pietro Fittipaldi and Paul di Resta impressed with table topping times in the 2018 Rookie Test.[9] A double score then followed in Santiago as Evans and Piquet fought for sixth and seventh, with Piquet then claiming his third fourth of the season in Mexico City.[10] Unfortunately for Piquet that would be as good as it got, with the Brazilian ace retiring from five of the remaining seven races, with at least two instances of loose belts.[11]

Evans' form would also be struck in the following races, although the Kiwi would continue to pick up points finishes. Indeed, Evans proved to have impressive qualifying form, and duly claimed a historic pole position in Zürich, becoming the first man to start a race in Switzerland from pole since José Froilán González in 1954.[12] Unfortunately for him, the Jaguar's race pace was not strong enough in Zürich, with Evans slipping to seventh in the race amid the FCY chaos towards the end of the afternoon.[12]

Evans' quali form carried over into the New York City E-Prix, with the Kiwi again starting from the front row, only to suffer a drive shaft failure as he pulled out of his grid slot.[13] Piquet would also retire from the race after accidentally switching his second I-Type II off after the car swap, costing the team valuable points in the Teams' Championship.[13] Indeed, Jaguar entered the final day in a fight for fourth with Mahindra Racing and Renault e.Dams, but ultimately had to settle for sixth after a race long fight with the former.[14]

The Mk IIIEdit

Jaguar would continue to pursue their FE dreams in 2018/19, with Evans and Piquet retained for the fifth FE season.[15] Indeed, the Jaguar project would expand to a support series, dubbed the Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy, although this would not have any influence on their FE team.[16]

Formula E RecordEdit

The tables below show Jaguar Racing's full record in the FIA Formula E Championship.

Formula E EntriesEdit

The table below given and overview of Jaguar Racing's entries in Formula E:

Jaguar Racing's overall Formula E Record
Season Official name No. Drivers DC Pos. DC Pts. Car TC Pos. TC Pts.
2016/17 Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing 47 Flag of the United Kingdom Adam Carroll 21st 5 Jaguar I-Type I 10th 27
20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 14th 22
2017/18 Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing 3 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. 9th 51 Jaguar I-Type II 6th 119
20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans 7th 68
2018/19 Flag of the United Kingdom Panasonic Jaguar Racing[17] 3 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr.[18] Jaguar I-Type III
20 Flag of New Zealand Mitch Evans[18]

Career ResultsEdit

Listed below are the full career results of Jaguar Racing:

FIA Formula E Championship Record
Year Driver Rounds Pos. Pts.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2016/17 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Argentina Flag of Mexico Flag of Monaco Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of the United States Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Flag of Canada 10th 27
Carroll 12th 14th 17th 8th 14th 15th 15th 16th 10th 11th 16th 14th
Evans Ret 17th 13th 4th 10th 9th Ret 17th Ret Ret 7th 12th
2017/18 Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Uruguay Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States 6th 119
Piquet 4th 12th 4th 6th 4th Ret Ret Ret 12th Ret Ret 7th
Evans 12th 3rd 11th 7th 6th 4th 9th 15th 6th 7th Ret 6th
2018/19 Flag of Saudi Arabia Flag of Morocco Flag of Chile Flag of Mexico Flag of Hong Kong Flag of China Flag of Italy Flag of France Flag of Monaco Flag of Germany Flag of Switzerland Flag of the United States Flag of the United States ' 0
Piquet
Evans

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References: 
  1. 1.0 1.1 'Nelson Piquet Jr joins Jaguar for season four', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/09/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/september/nelson-piquet-jr-joins-jaguar-for-season-four/, (Accessed 21/09/2017)
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Jaguar Racing', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 09/09/2016), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_Racing, (Accessed 11/09/2016)
  3. 3.0 3.1 'Jaguar returns to global motor sport', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/12/2015), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2015/december/jaguar-returns-to-racing.aspx, (Accessed 15/12/2015)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 'JAGUAR IMAGES TAKEN FROM INITIAL TEST RUN', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 30/05/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/may/first-pictures-of-jaguar-formula-e-car/, (Accessed 02/07/2016)
  5. 'CARROLL AND EVANS CONFIRMED AT JAGUAR RACING: PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING REVEAL NEW LIVERY AND TITLE SPONSOR', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 08/09/2016), http://fiaformulae.com/en/news/2016/september/carroll-and-evans-confirmed-at-jaguar-racing/, (Accessed 11/09/2016)
  6. 'Nelson Piquet Jr joins Jaguar for season four', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/09/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/september/nelson-piquet-jr-joins-jaguar-for-season-four/, (Accessed 21/09/2017)
  7. 'Bird clinches victory in Hong Kong', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 02/12/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/december/bird-clinches-victory-in-hong-kong/, (Accessed 16/12/2017)
  8. Scott Mitchell, 'Abt stripped of maiden Formula E win', motorsport.com, (Motorsport Network, 03/12/2017), https://www.motorsport.com/formula-e/news/abt-stripped-maiden-fe-win-hong-kong-985435/, (Accessed 03/12/2017)
  9. 'Rosenqvist victorious in 2018 ABB FIA Formula E Marrakesh E-Prix', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 13/01/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/january/rosenqvist-victorious-in-2018-abb-fia-formula-e-marrakesh-e-prix/, (Accessed 13/01/2018)
  10. 'Abt finally clinches first victory in Mexico City', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 03/03/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/march/abt-finally-clinches-first-victory-in-mexico-city/, (Accessed 04/03/2018)
  11. 'JEV holds off di Grassi in battle for Punta del Este', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 17/03/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/march/jev-holds-off-di-grassi-in-battle-for-punta-del-este/, (Accessed 17/03/2018)
  12. 12.0 12.1 'Di Grassi clinches first season victory in historic Swiss race', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 10/06/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/june/di-grassi-clinches-first-season-victory-in-historic-swiss-race/, (Accessed 11/06/2018)
  13. 13.0 13.1 'Di Grassi victorious as Vergne clinches championship crown', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 14/07/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/july/di-grassi-victorious-as-vergne-clinches-championship-crown/, (Accessed 15/07/2018)
  14. 'Champion Vergne victorious as Audi scoops the teams' title in New York finale', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 15/07/2018), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2018/july/champion-vergne-victorious-as-audi-scoops-the-teams-title-in-new-york-finale/, (Accessed 16/07/2018)
  15. Sam Smith, 'Unchanged Lineup for Jaguar in Season Five', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 20/06/2018), http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/unchanged-lineup-for-jaguar-in-season-five/, (Accessed 20/06/2018)
  16. 'Formula E and Jaguar to launch support series', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 12/09/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/september/formula-e-and-jaguar-to-launch-support-series/, (Accessed 12/09/2017)
  17. 'Nine manufacturers homologated for Season 5', fiaformulae.com, (FIA Formula E, 21/03/2017), http://www.fiaformulae.com/en/news/2017/march/nine-season-5-powertrain-manufacturers-homologated/, (Accessed 22/03/2017)
  18. 18.0 18.1 Sam Smith, 'Unchanged Lineup for Jaguar in Season Five', e-racing365.com, (John Dagys Media, LLC., 20/06/2018), http://e-racing365.com/formula-e/unchanged-lineup-for-jaguar-in-season-five/, (Accessed 20/06/2018)