May 2020


  • Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series
  • In the latest episode, Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver James Calado and Jaguar Racing ambassador Ho-Pin Tung talk about the importance of their roles within the Jaguar Racing team, the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge and how the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY acts as a test bed for electrification technology
  • Watch and listen to episode six of the ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ on YouTube here:
  • Subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Apple Podcasts: & Google Podcasts:
  • Also subscribe to the series now to listen to all episodes on Spotify: 

11 : Jaguar Racing has published the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing driver, James Calado and Jaguar Racing Ambassador, Ho-Pin Tung.

Episode six uncovers the importance of James Calado and Ho-Pin Tung’s roles within the Jaguar Racing team, explores the first ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge and explains how the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY acts as a test bed for electrification technology.

Jaguar Racing ambassador, Ho-Pin Tung, also provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the jaw-dropping Range Rover Sport Dragon Challenge and explains how it was accomplished, from concept through to reality.

James Calado, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Driver:

“I’m currently living in the garage, on the simulator, taking part in the ABB Formula E Race at Home Challenge every Saturday. The first official race proved to be a little frustrating as I got wiped out in the first few laps but we all have a real laugh and it’s good fun.

“There’s a big difference between the professional sim that we use at our Jaguar Racing team base and the sim that I have at home right now. The sim that I’m using for the Race at Home Challenge provides entertainment and the racing aspect of the sim series is really realistic. Drivers respect each other and the race craft is representative. The simulator we have at the factory is so accurate that it’s difficult to imagine – our team of engineers put everything we do in real life onto the virtual track. Sometimes you feel like you’re in the actual racecar and you know that by the way you react.” 

Ho-Pin Tung, Jaguar Racing Ambassador:

“Similar to Formula E it’s been amazing to see how the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY has progressed in just over one season. It has a great mix of PRO and PRO-AM drivers and we’ve also had a guest VIP driver at every race. Another interesting factor is the development we’ve seen in Formula E and how this has also advanced through to the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY, for example ATTACK MODE which has been a great addition. The knowledge we’ve gained on the track with the I-PACE eTROPHY racing cars has meant the Jaguar I-PACE, has received software upgrades which has increased the range by 20km. I’ve seen these technological advancements first hand and it shows this a direct result of race to road.”

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.


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.


After becoming the first premium manufacturer to enter the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in 2016, Jaguar created the world’s first all-electric touring car race series for a production car – the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY.

Exclusively featuring Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, the all-electric series gives drivers of the future and established racers a chance to showcase their talent, competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport. After making history in the inaugural season, the groundbreaking series will see up to 20 identical Jaguar I-PACE battery electric racecars on the grid in 10 races, across eight global cities.

New for season two is the introduction of ATTACK MODE providing an extra 20% in torque and power for a specified duration (defined at race) providing increased race strategy and additional overtaking opportunities.

The series supports the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle, and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover’s future electrification strategy, commitment to electric street racing and the team’s mission of ‘Fearless Progress’.

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY partners include official tyre supplier Michelin, official charging partner ABB, technical partner Sabelt, official clothing supplier One All Sports, official racewear supplier Alpine Stars and official logistics partner DHL.

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