Dateline Grove - October 13th 2020
Jaguar Racing has confirmed a long-term partnership renewal with global automotive technology company, GKN Automotive, within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. As Official eDrive Partner, GKN will work closely with Jaguar Racing to apply its design, manufacturing and software development expertise to the Jaguar I-TYPE 5 – the team’s new all-electric Formula E racecar.
GKN will play an important role in the electric powertrain development. Software engineers will be integrated into Jaguar Racing’s headquarters, providing extensive knowledge. The British team will utilise GKN’s expertise to develop advanced powertrain cooling technologies for both the inverter and electric motor in pursuit of enhanced system efficiencies. The partnership with Jaguar Racing will also feed into development of GKN’s world-leading eDrive technologies for electrified road vehicles.
As a long-term team partner, the GKN Automotive logo will feature on the livery of the 2020/2021 I-TYPE 5. A camouflage development racecar made its debut with Sam Bird behind the wheel at a Jaguar Racing test in the UK earlier this week.
Dateline Grove - October 13th 2020
Ahead of season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, Jaguar Racing have partnered with DR1VA, the leading motorsport lifestyle brand, to provide teamwear and fanwear.
DR1VA will support the team by providing all on-event clothing, apparel and travel kit for Jaguar Racing staff across Formula E. In addition, they will become the Official Licensee for Jaguar Racing replica teamwear, merchandise and fanwear as well as seeking relevant brand extension and licensing opportunities in motorsport related categories. The British brand, DR1VA, established by Innovation 1st Limited in 2018, was created to deliver a modern luxury fashion twist on motorsport lifestyle apparel. It is targeted at ambitious, driven individuals and takes its inspiration from racing drivers and partnerships such as this one, with Jaguar Racing.
Dateline Grove - September 9th 2020
On World EV Day, Jaguar Racing have confirmed a long-term partnership renewal with leading brand Castrol within the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, further extending a successful partnership starting in the 1980s in motorsport.
Jaguar Racing have benefited from using Castrol e-Transmission Fluid to date, which has delivered a significant step up in performance, both for cooling and reducing friction losses. Together, the teams are currently developing a new powertrain fluid for coming seasons that will further improve performance through cooling and component design in the Jaguar I-TYPE.
As a key technical partner Castrol understands Jaguar Racing’s ‘Race to Innovate’ philosophy, which aims to influence the next generation of electric vehicles. Castrol’s advanced e-Fluids, e-Transmission Fluids, e-Coolants and e-Greases, will extend the life of powertrain systems in Jaguar Land Rover’s current and future road car products like the multi award-winning all-electric Jaguar I-PACE.
Dateline Grove, UK – July 14th 2020
Briton Sam Bird has today been announced as the new Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver joining the race-winning team for season seven of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
The 33-year-old has competed in every Formula E race since the ground-breaking series started in 2014, securing nine wins to date. Bird, who started his successful racing career in 2002, went on to forge a successful record of results in the sport’s junior categories before a number of key Formula 1 roles including testing duties for Williams and reserve driver for Mercedes AMG Petronas from 2011 to 2013. In recent years Bird has tasted success in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Ferrari and the G-Drive Racing squad. His first race for the team will be on 16 January 2021 in Santiago, Chile.