JAGUAR RETURNS TO RACING WITH I-TYPE, ADAM CARROLL, MITCH EVANS, HO-PIN TUNG AND PANASONIC

Jaguar takes the wraps off its new electric motorsport future, revealing its Formula E team’s official name, vision, title sponsor, driver line-up and electric racing livery.

  • First all-electric Jaguar Racing car, the I-TYPE 1, unveiled in full race livery and set to inspire a new generation of fans
  • Panasonic announced as title partner for Jaguar’s return to global motorsport in the FIA Formula E Championship
  • Driver line-up mixes youth and experience of Adam Carroll, Mitch Evans and reserve driver Ho-Pin Tung to spearhead Jaguar’s Formula E campaign
  • Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s largest R&D investor, underscores its commitment to ‘Race To Innovate’ using the championship as a platform to develop the next generation of electric powered road cars
  • Panasonic Jaguar Racing set to make its debut in Hong Kong in the opening race of the third FIA Formula E season on Sunday 9 October 2016 following a successful test program

Jaguar today takes the wraps off its new electric motorsport future, revealing its Formula E team’s official name, vision, title sponsor, driver line-up and electric racing livery.

 

From this October, Panasonic Jaguar Racing will compete in the third FIA Formula E season with the first all-electric Jaguar racing car in history: the I-TYPE 1.

 

At the launch event at the Jaguar Collections Centre, the new I-TYPE 1 made a dramatic debut driven by the team’s official reserve driver Ho-Pin Tung and outlining the brands commitment to ‘Race To Innovate’ – a mission to change the perception of electric vehicles, to develop new electric technology and to inspire future generations.

In addition, Jaguar revealed an exciting race driver line-up with Adam Carroll and Mitch Evans confirmed to drive the I-TYPE 1 in the team’s inaugural season. This driver line up will spearhead Jaguar’s return to top-level racing.

Jaguar detailed its partnership with Panasonic that will see the leading electronics and automotive technology company partner with the Jaguar Racing Formula E team to develop a future that promises to push the boundaries of electric technology in a performance environment. In addition, Jaguar was pleased to announce Lear Corporation will join the team as an Official Team Partner.