Jaguar Racing Formula E Team are a British racing team, currently competing in the Formula E series. They were founded in 2016 with chairman Gerd Mauser and team director James Barclay.
Jaguar originally raced in the Formula 1 series during the early noughties before they were purchased by Red Bull to form Red Bull Racing. The team made their comeback in 2016 after rumours hit during the summer of 2015. They replaced Trulli GP which folded that year. Jaguar debuted with Mitch Evans and Adam Carroll for the 2016-17 season where they used their time to settle in. This was Jaguar’s first time entering a championship as a constructor. The team took 10th to start their Formula E experience.
They retained Mitch Evans for the following season in 2017-18 where they signed Nelson Piquet Jr. alongside him. Their second year found success for the team as they took 6th in the standings and their first race podium. After Piquet’s incredible debut, they retained both drivers for the 2018-19 season but, after three retirements, they replaced Piquet with Alex Lynn. Mitch Evans went on to take the teams first ever race win followed by two seconds and helped the team finish 7th in the standings. For the most recent season, 2019-20, Jaguar once again retained Mitch Evans, where they signed James Calado beside him. Calado completed all of the races bar the final two rounds in Berlin where he was replaced by Tom Blomqvist. Evans took a further two podiums for the team, leaving Jaguar on six podiums during their Formula E experience, and helped the team hold 7th.
For the upcoming 2020-21 season, Mitch Evans will join the team for his fifth year where he will be joined by Sam Bird. The pair both have great Formula E track records, with Bird being in the sport since 2014 and never finishing a season without a race win, so Jaguar are on for one of their best seasons to date. This will also be Bird’s first year in Formula E without Virgin Racing by his side.
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