Jaguar Formula E Team Unveils New Car, Sponsor, and Drivers
We’ve known for a while now that Jaguar would be returning to global motorsports in the third ever FIA Formula E Championship season. But with Jaguar slated to begin racing next month, we still had a lot of questions as to what that would look like. Well, now we’ve got some answers.
This is the Jaguar I-TYPE 1, the first all-electric Jaguar Racing car, in its new race day livery, brought to you by Panasonic. Ain’t she a beaut?
Panasonic Jaguar Racing announced their driver lineup as well. Splitting the duties will be 33-year-old Adam Carroll (not to be confused with Adam Carolla) from Northern Ireland — a savvy veteran of karting, F3, GP2, A1GP, IndyCar, and WEC— and 22-year-old Mitch Evans of New Zealand, a karting and open-wheel champion who has also competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the GP2 Series. 33-year-old Chinese driver Ho-Pin Tung will be the team’s official reserve driver.
Even if you’re not so much a motorsports fan as you are a Jaguar fan, this is still big news. Not just from the “race on Sunday, sell on Monday” aspect, but also because Jaguar fully intends to take the technology from Formula E and use it to develop a new generation of electric-powered road cars. Although you may have to pay extra to get one with the Panasonic livery.
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