Jaguar launches its first Formula E single seater – I-TYPE 1 – and announces driver line-up ahead of 2016/2017 season debut.
The single seater – I-TYPE 1 – represents the next step in Jaguar’s ‘race to innovate’ program to develop new electric technology. Co-developed by Williams Advanced Engineering and with 21 days of testing at Donington in the UK under its belt, Jaguar’s I-TYPE 1 will turn its first wheel in competitive anger at the first Formula E round of the new season in Hong Kong on 9 October. It is the first single seater factory effort since Jaguar’s largely fruitless 2000-2004 Formula 1 campaign.
The confirmed line-up for Panasonic Jaguar Racing includes Adam Carroll (IRE), Mitch Evans (NZ) and reserve driver Ho-Pin Tung (CHI). Carroll, a former race winner in the F1 feeder series GP2, took championship honours with Team Ireland in the shortlived A1GP single seater series in 2008-09, while Evans is the 2012 GP3 champion currently competing in GP2.