Jaguar’s Formula E Racing Team Cracks Top 10 in Mexico City
Jaguar’s innovative, and brand new Formula E racer managed to score points in just its fourth outing.
In case you’re not aware, racing is a ruthless business, let alone an unforgiving sport. Teams, drivers, sponsors, and many other parties must get everything right in order to perform successfully. Unfortunately, such success doesn’t always come early, or even at all.
Jaguar raised many eyebrows when they announced their involvement in the FIA Formula E championship for the 2017 season. After all, Jaguar has stayed away from world-class racing since their poor efforts in Formula One over a decade ago. For their new endeavor they chose Australian Mitch Evans, and Brit Adam Carroll to pilot their new silent-but-deadly racers.
The first three races of the season took place in Hong Kong, Marrakesh, and Buenos Aires, where the Jaguar Formula E team fought growing pains, but managed to finish races nonetheless. It wasn’t until the Mexico City E-Prix last weekend, that Jaguar saw their efforts rewarded and scored their first world championship points.
“For our fourth race ever, it’s a really positive day and reward for some long days,” said Carroll. “It’s a complete team effort and a fantastic day for Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Hopefully, this is the start of more to come but we are also keeping our feet on the ground and we still have a lot to learn in this championship. The reality is this championship is very competitive, so to just score points, especially for a new team is a big achievement. So for both of us to score points today is absolutely brilliant.”
The #ITYPE is leading our #RaceToInnovate in the @FIAFormulaE Championship. To learn more about our race car technology head to our website. pic.twitter.com/TGlMfWnrpD
— Jaguar Racing (@JaguarRacing) March 27, 2017
The points did not come as a result of track position, but due to several penalties handed to top finishers. As a result, the finishing order was shuffled which landed Evans in fourth and Carroll in eight. Still, the boys from Jag showed up and did their job, and the reward eventually came.
Wishing the Formula E outfit the best of luck in future races!
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