In an exclusive live show hosted at Jaguar’s UK Design headquarters, Panasonic Jaguar Racing announced their Season 4 drivers Nelson Piquet Jr and Mitch Evans on Thursday.
The British outfit welcomed the inaugural FIA Formula E Champion Nelson Piquet Jr as the newest member of the team.“It’s a great honour to join Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Jaguar has such a strong history in motorsport and it’s an exciting time to become part of the team. Their commitment to electric motorsport is inspiring and I’m looking forward to working with the team”, said Piquet Jr.
Mitch Evans who was already with the Panasonic Jaguar Racing in their debut season, will stay in season four. “After such a great season it’s fantastic to be continuing with Panasonic Jaguar Racing. As a team, we are moving in the right direction, and I can’t wait for the kick off in Hong Kong”, he explained.
Le Mans LMP2 Winner Ho-Pin Tung will continue his role as official reserve driver. Alongside the driver announcement, Panasonic Jaguar Racing also unveiled the new racecar called Jaguar I-TYPE 2. With a dynamic new livery design and a significant number of technical upgrades, Jaguar wants to begin the next evolutionary cycle.
“We are hugely excited to have Nelson on board for season four. Mitch was one of the outstanding rookies of the season with some great qualifying and race performances. With our new driver line-up we are aiming to be a strong challenger on the grid, regularly competing for points. We have taken a lot of learnings from season three and the team have been working extremely hard throughout the off-season, focusing on the design and development of the new Jaguar I-TYPE 2”, added James Barclay, Team Director of Panasonic Jaguar Racing.