Talking about the motorsports, always gives a first thought of the cracking and the roaring sound of an atrociously tuned high performance machine, but this time we are here with a Formula E championship. In which, Jaguar Land Rover, the Tata owned British marquee today announced its return to global motorsport by entering into the innovative FIA Formula E Championship. Jaguar will enter the third season of the exciting FIA Formula E Championship as a manufacturer with its own team in the autumn of 2016. It is the world’s first global single-seater championship for electric powered cars.
“I am proud to announce Jaguar's return to racing with an entry into the innovative FIA Formula E championship. Electric vehicles will absolutely play a role in Jaguar Land Rover's future product portfolio and Formula E will give us a unique opportunity to further our development of electrification technologies”, said Mr Nick Rogers, Group Engineering Director for Jaguar Land Rover.
“It is my belief that over the next five years we will see more changes in the automotive world than in the last three decades. The future is about being more connected and more sustainable; electrification and lightweight technologies are becoming more important than ever as urbanisation continues to increase. Formula E has recognised and reacted to these trends and the championship's exciting and pioneering approach is the perfect fit for our brand", he added.
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. These engineers will not only be able to apply their knowledge within the race team environment, but also use their experience to extract data and push the boundaries of electric technology in a performance environment. As the company has a long term relationship with Williams, who partnered with Jaguar on the development of the Jaguar C-X75 plug-in hybrid concept car.
We can’t wait to see Jaguar coming on to tracks and dominating its competitors.