London Calling: Jaguar Return To Race On Home Soil At The Heineken London E-Prix For The First Time In 17 Years
- Jaguar Racing Formula E team countdown the days until the first race on ‘home soil’ in 17 years at ExCeL London
- Roehampton-born British Jaguar Racing driver, Sam Bird, currently leads the drivers’ standings and is pushing to increase his points lead in front of a home crowd
- A historic weekend for the team who sit third in the Teams’ Championship – only five points from top spot
- The lights go green on Jaguar Racing’s home double-header E-Prix at 15:00 BST on Saturday 24 July with the second race on Sunday 25 July at 14:00 BST
- Watch Vernon Kay present the action live on Channel 4 across the weekend
Whitley, United Kingdom : Jaguar Racing – the only British manufacturer competing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship – start a historic countdown to their first race on ‘home-soil’ in 17 years this week, ahead of the double-header Heineken London E-Prix on Saturday 24 and 25 July.
This weekend’s Heineken London E-Prix – the first ever indoor and outdoor Formula E race – also marks the sixtieth Formula E race for the team who were the first premium automotive manufacturer to join the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in 2015.
British driver Sam Bird, who grew up just miles away from the ExCeL circuit, is focussed on extending his lead in the drivers’ standings and his teammate Mitch Evans will be ready to push for a podium finish in front of the team’s home crowd. During a milestone weekend in the team’s racing history, the hunger for on-track points and podiums is bigger than ever as the Oxfordshire-based team sit third in the teams’ standings – only five points from top spot.
James Barclay, Team Director Jaguar Racing: “We have waited 17 years for this moment and it is one to savour. Racing is in Jaguar’s DNA and to be able to once again race on ‘home-soil’ in front of British fans is something we’ve been counting down to. We joined the world championship when there was no London E-Prix on the calendar and this weekend is our first opportunity to really put on a good show.
“There is huge motivation within the team to make our home E-Prix and sixtieth Formula E race a weekend to remember. We have a fantastic team, a highly competitive Jaguar I-TYPE 5 and a formidable driver line-up. We’re currently only five points from leading the teams’ championship, Sam Bird is leading the drivers’ championship and Mitch Evans is only 22 points behind him. We know racing – especially Formula E – is unpredictable but we are focussed on bringing points and podiums back home this weekend.”