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MITCH EVANS’ ENGINEERS REVEAL WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN A FORMULA E RACE

MITCH EVANS’ ENGINEERS REVEAL WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN A FORMULA E RACE
  • Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series
  • In the latest episode, Panasonic Jaguar Racing engineers Josep Roca and Cristina Manas talk about the importance of the relationship with the driver and critical moments both on track and in the factory
  • Watch and listen to episode five of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/O-2bCCAdqhI
  • Subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts https://bit.ly/RAHApple & Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/RAHGoogle
  • Also subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Spotify: https://bit.ly/RAHSpotify

3 May 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Jaguar Racing has published the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts the new episode focuses on the importance of technology, strategy and engineering within Panasonic Jaguar Racing.

This week’s episode explores the roles and challenges facing Mitch Evans’ race and performance engineers, their race weekend pressures and how the engineering continues while working from home.

Josep Roca, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Race Engineer for Mitch Evans:

“A part of my role is communicating with the driver while they are out on track – whether that be during testing or at a race. An element we have to ensure is working well for testing is our relationship with and training of the driver. During testing we are exploring key areas of the Jaguar I-TYPE 4 and need to be able to relay and understand their feedback. With Mitch being a long-standing driver for Panasonic Jaguar Racing– we have worked together for many seasons at Jaguar – he has completed a lot of testing with new features and is able to understand it not only from the drivers point of view, but also the technical side.”   

Cristina Manas, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Performance Engineer for Mitch Evans:

 “A great skill to have in a racing driver is the ability to be able to differentiate between the priorities during a private test versus a race weekend. To be able to understand the importance of testing and provide the engineers with detailed feedback at a test is key. During the development process their role is significant in deciding what data or part to review first.”

The new series, hosted by Amanda Stretton and Vernon Kay, will be a regular, insightful series fans can look forward to with new guests in each episode across Formula E and the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY– the word’s first all-electric touring car series.

ABOUT PANASONIC JAGUAR RACING

Jaguar returned to racing in October 2016, becoming the first premium manufacturer to join the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E Championship street racing series. In 2019 the team won the Rome E-Prix – Jaguar’s first international motorsport victory since 1991.

Formula E is a real world test bed for Jaguar to make fearless progress in the future of electrification.

As an official manufacturer team in Formula E, Panasonic Jaguar Racing designs its own powertrain, which includes the motor, transmission, inverter and rear suspension. To control costs the carbon fibre chassis and battery are common components and the same for all twelve teams. This allows the focus to be on developing electric vehicle powertrains which are efficient and lightweight which will improve the performance and range of future Jaguar Land Rover electric vehicles.

This is the second year teams will be racing with the futuristic Generation 2 racecars. Teams have two racecars, one per driver, which will be used for the full race distance.

Beyond its all-electric concept, Formula E is unique in the world of motorsport for its choice of venues. The championship takes place on temporary street circuits in the centre of the world’s major cities including New York and ending in a double-header race weekend in London.

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