Jaguar To Make FIA Formula E Debut In Hong Kong EPrix

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Jaguar will be returning to motorsports after a while when it will debut in FIA Formula E, an all-electric racing series.

The team is named as Panasonic Jaguar Racing and will debut in Formula E season's opening race in Hong Kong's iconic harbour-front district this Sunday.

Behind the wheel of Jaguar racecar, the I-Type will be British driver Adam Caroll and New Zealander Mitch Evans.

Jaguar's Formula E program will be beneficial for the electrification of future Jaguar Land Rover road cars, as an extensive research and development will involve under this project.

Panasonic Jaguar I-TYPE car features an MGU (Motor Generated Unit) with a maximum power output of 200kW with a top speed of 225km/h. Formula E races last for 50 minutes with a mandatory pit stop where drivers switch cars adding an excitement to the competition.

The drivers face the challenge of managing the battery consumption and regeneration of battery to maintain the battery charge.

Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director, James Barclay said, "This is a proud day for the whole of the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team. We've worked very hard and tested endlessly to prepare for our debut here in Hong Kong. We are here to race but we're also here to innovate and to inspire."

He added, "We will race hard from the start but our expectations are in check as we respect our competitors who have a two-year head start in the series."

He further said,"We've learnt a great deal from our pre-season test and development programme, but there is nothing like real race experience to give us an understanding of what we need to achieve our potential - and it all starts on Sunday. We can't wait to return to the track!"

 

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