Jaguar Returns to Racing

15 Dec

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Jaguar Land Rover confirms its electric future with entry for Jaguar into the innovative FIA Formula E Championship

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Tuesday 15 December 2015, London: Jaguar today announced its return to global motorsport. In the autumn of 2016, Jaguar will enter the third season of the exciting FIA Formula E  Championship as a manufacturer with its own team.  FIA Formula E is the world’s first global single-seater championship for electric powered cars.

FIA Formula E offers a unique opportunity for Jaguar Land Rover to further the development of future EV powertrain including motor and battery technology. Jaguar Land Rover employs over 8,000 engineers and is the UK's largest investor in research and development across any business sector. Jaguar's Formula E team will be able to draw upon this industry leading resource with Jaguar Land Rover engineers working closely with the race operations team. 

Those engineers will not only be able to apply their knowledge within the race team environment but crucially use the experience to extract data and push the boundaries of electric technology in a performance environment. 

Williams Advanced Engineering will be Technical Partner to the Jaguar Formula E Team and provide  extensive  motorsport knowledge, combined with high performance EV Systems experience and success. Jaguar Land Rover has a long term relationship with Williams, who partnered with Jaguar on the development of the Jaguar C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept car. The team entry has been granted by Formula E and approved by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA).

More details on Jaguar’s return to racing including team presentation, drivers and partners will be released in the run up to season three.


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