It’s business as usual at Panasonic Jaguar Racing, when the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/19 season starts in December.
The grey and turquoise car will once again be piloted by Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr. behind the wheel, and hadn’t it been it been for the brand new Gen-2 car, everything would look just like the 2017/18 season.
The team will keep Ho-Pin Tung as a reserve driver, and with team boss James Barclay at the top, they have really good opportunities to build on the Pole Position and the podium position that Evans took with the team in 2017/18, supported by three 4th place finishes for Piquet Jr.
The same car will do the full race from lights to flag this year, without the car swap, and that could very well be an advantage for Panasonic Jaguar Racing, where the drivers generally were amongst the slower to swap between the cars. It had nothing to do with them being slow and lazy, but due to the height of the drivers making it necessary to remove the steering wheel, whereas smaller drivers like Sam Bird could just jump in and out of the car without removing it.
The ABB FIA Formula E Championship season starts on 15 December in Saudi Arabia.