Jaguar Racing and McLaren have unveiled new FIA Formula E challengers for 2023/24 season with a new line-up but somewhat similar livery to last year.
Between Kiwis Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy, they hold 15 wins, 37 podiums, 11 pole positions and 1,076 championship points in Formula E, in addition to a lifetime of shared experiences as the duo grew up together racing in New Zealand.
Jaguar TCS Racing start the new season as a strong contender, having completed the 2023 season with four wins, 11 podiums, three pole positions, and 292 points, improving on and surpassing the achievements gained in previous seasons of Formula E. The 2023 season was also the third year in succession that the British team fought for the team or drivers’ titles up to the last race of the season.
The formidable Jaguar I-TYPE 6 made up both the first and second position in the Teams’ World Championship, after customer team Envision Racing won the overall championship. It demonstrates the pace and competitiveness of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 as, with Envision Racing, it won half the races in the championship (eight), secured 20 podiums, six pole positions and 596 Championship points. With this record of results, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 has established itself as one the marque’s most successful cars in a long and illustrious linage of competition cars.
Jaguar TCS Racing and their drivers kick off the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship at official testing in Valencia next week. Returning for the rookie test session is South African Sheldon Van Der Linde. It marks the third time the 2022 DTM champion has driven in a rookie test for the team after delivering successful sessions earlier this year in Berlin and Rome.
The team also continue to be joined by their world-class portfolio of partners that support and contribute to the team’s mission and constant drive to innovate new technologies to drive performance, advance electric vehicle technologies and provide inspiration for the next generation. This includes title partner Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wolfspeed, Dow, Castrol, and OpenText. Official suppliers Alpinestars and AERO will also continue to support the team.
Formula E continues to be a real-world test bed for Jaguar TCS Racing, as the team innovates and develops new technologies, improving efficiency and ultimately performance in their aim for World Championship success. This cutting-edge development powers race-to-road learning for JLR to support future road car programmes. The innovation and technology transfer from the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will support the reimagination of Jaguar as an all-electric, modern luxury brand from 2025.
Racing in the world’s first net zero carbon sport with the world’s first net zero carbon race car aligns to JLR’s commitment to have zero tailpipe emissions and to achieve carbon net zero across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039 as part of its Reimagine strategy.
Team boss James Barclay: “Everyone at Jaguar TCS Racing is hugely motivated, recharged and ready to be racing again in the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Last season saw some incredibly competitive racing in the pinnacle of electric motorsport and we are all very proud of the car we produced and how we performed in what was our most successful season to date. As a team, we are always striving for the next step and we are incredibly motivated to once again fight for the World Championship in 2024.
“We have come incredibly close for the last three seasons and this consistency is testament to everyone in the organisation. With Nick joining the team alongside Mitch, I believe we have the driver line-up to help us with this objective. This tenth season of Formula E brings with it the addition of a new race in Tokyo, an iconic and important city that once again reinforces Formula E’s World Championship and pinnacle of electric racing status. We look forward to the new challenges it will bring and to seeing Japanese fans enjoying Formula E.”
Mitch Evans: “Last season the team and I experienced some amazing highs but also some lows together – which is common in motorsport. To achieve four wins was great and getting another top three finish in the drivers’ championship is something I’m proud of. 2023 was a good year, but obviously left us wanting more as a team. And that has ultimately spurred us on for the upcoming season and I am determined to fight for the World Championship again. I’ve come so close for a number of years now.”
Nick Cassidy: “Last season was my best performance in Formula E to date and it felt incredible to bring the fight for the World Championship down to the final weekend. Joining Jaguar TCS Racing is a really exciting move for me, and I am hungrier than ever. I can’t wait to see what Mitch, the team and I can achieve together when we hit the race track in January.”
Here’s a video: https://x.com/JaguarRacing/status/1714215296007811367?s=20
The NEOM McLaren Formula E Team today unveiled its livery for the 2023/24 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. The design is centred around the unique NEOM McLaren Electric Racing signature linework, while still being recognisably part of the McLaren Racing family.
Ian James, Managing Director, NEOM McLaren Electric Racing and Team Principal, NEOM McLaren Formula E Team, said: “As we prepare to go racing in our second season in Formula E, we are building on everything we learnt in Season 9. We are continually evolving as a team and this livery represents that. I can’t wait to see the car with this new livery on track at all the iconic locations we will be visiting in Season 10.”
The 2023/24 season will mark the team’s second season in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, after entering the championship for the first time last year. The team finished P8 overall, with highlights including a P3 finish in Diriyah and two pole positions.
The NEOM McLaren Formula E Team will be in action later this month when official testing begins (23 – 27 October 2023, in Valencia, Spain) ahead of the first round of Season 10 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, the Mexico City E-Prix, on 13 January 2024.
Here’s a video: https://x.com/McLarenFE/status/1714265717292351752?s=20
Here’s Formula E livery reveals –
[Note: The story is as per press release]