Formula E Hyderabad e-Prix: Jaguar TCS Racing to debut I-TYPE 6 in India

Formula E Hyderabad e-Prix: The new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will debut at the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Hyderabad on February 11. The all-electric Gen3 was unveiled by Jaguar TCS Racing in December 2022.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on February 7, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Formula E Hyderabad e-Prix: The new all-electric Jaguar I-TYPE 6 Gen3 racer is going to make its debut in Round 4 of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, scheduled to be held on February 11 in Hyderabad. Unveiled by Jaguar TCS Racing in December last year, the new Formula E race car will compete at the first-ever 2023 Greenko Hyderabad e-Prix. Hyderabad has been selected as one of the four brand-new race locations for Season 9 of 2023 Formula E. The event will take place at a 2.83km long street circuit by the heart-shaped Hussain Sagar Lake. The all-electric World Championship will include 32 laps of the street circuit. Moreover, 2023 will also mark the racing debut of the Gen3 car, the world's first net zero race car.

‘Ever since the 2023 race calendar was announced, Hyderabad has been one of the tracks that the whole team has been looking forward to. The next three race locations are new in Formula E, and we enjoy the challenge of new circuits as a team. Hyderabad is a new opportunity for our drivers and engineers to take on, and importantly, it's also a home race for Tata and our title partner, TCS. It means a lot to us to race in India as part of the Tata Group,’ remarked James Barclay, Team Principal, Jaguar TCS Racing.

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Formula E will have a total of 11 teams. Of these, 10 teams will have two race cars, with one driver each. Jaguar TCS's Mitch Evans and Sam Bird have stood at fifth in the teams' standings after positive performances at the Diriyah double-header Formula E in January 2023. In round 3 of the World Championship, Mitch and Sam lined up seventh and fourth on the grid respectively.

Jaguar TCS's drivers will come together for a third consecutive season. Both Mitch and Sam strive to score further points and podiums in the fourth round of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E. ‘I am really pleased with my performance in Diriyah, securing a podium and the fastest lap across the double-header weekend. I am taking that confidence and channelling it into motivation to do even better in round four in India. Hyderabad is going to be such a big race for the whole team, and I'm ready to put on a show,’ said Sam Bird, Jaguar TCS Racing driver.

During season 8 of the Championship in 2022, Mitch secured second place in the drivers' standings, while Sam finished thirteenth overall. Jaguar TCS Racing finished fourth in the teams' standings with a score of 231 points, seven podiums, four wins, one pole position, and one fastest lap.

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Jaguar TCS Racing is the first luxury manufacturer that joins the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship street racing series. The official manufacturer team is said to design its own powertrain, including the motor, transmission, inverter, and rear suspension. Given that the brand is planning to make a transition to an all-electric luxury brand in 2025, the debut of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 at Formula E will be a significant step in that direction.

The Jaguar I-TYPE 6 Gen3 is the first race car that comes with both front and rear powertrains, with a 335bhp regen motor at the front and a 469bhp regen motor at the rear, thereby eliminating the need for traditional rear brakes. With a claimed top speed of 321km/h, the new Jaguar race car gets Carbon Black, Satin White, and Gold accents.


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