Jaguar returns to global motorsport

‘It is my belief that over the next five years we will see more changes in the automotive world than in the last three decades

Jaguar will return to global motorsport in the autumn of 2016, with an entry into the third season of the FIA Formula E Championship, returning as a manufacturer with its own team.

Formula E will offer a unique opportunity for Jaguar Land Rover to further develop the future EV powertrain including motor and battery technology.

Nick Rogers, group engineering director for Jaguar Land Rover, said, ‘I am proud to announce Jaguar’s return to racing with an entry into the innovative FIA Formula E Championship. Electric vehicles will absolutely play a role in Jaguar Land Rover’s future product portfolio and Formula E will give us a unique opportunity to further our development of electrification technologies. The championship will enable us to engineer and test our advanced technologies under extreme performance conditions.

‘It is my belief that over the next five years we will see more changes in the automotive world than in the last three decades. Formula E has recognised and reacted to these trends and the championship’s exciting and pioneering approach is the perfect fit for our brand.’

More details on Jaguar’s return to racing including team presentation, drivers and partners will be released in the run-up to season three.