Jaguar TCS Racing today unveiled the new I-TYPE 6
In partnership with Jaguar TCS Racing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship it will support their shared goal of bringing trackside innovation to everyday roads and will allow Wolfspeed to support Jaguar TCS Racing in the fight for the ultimate title.
The car designed and engineered to compete at the highest levels in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship 2023, thus ushering in the new Gen3 era of the World Championship reserved for all-electric cars
The Jaguar I-TYPE 6 is Jaguar’s most advanced and efficient electric racing car ever. It is also the first FIA Formula E vehicle to feature both a front and rear propulsion systemwith the addition of one regenerative capacity of 250 kW at the front and 350 kW at the rearthereby doubling the regeneration rate over the Gen2 model and eliminating the need for conventional rear brakes.
From January 2023, the Gen3 era of Formula E will offer even more competitive and exciting racing on road circuits around the world. Pioneering new cutting-edge technologies, the third generation of Jaguar’s single-seater for Formula E will set new performance benchmarks: 74kg lighter and with 100kW more power than its predecessor, the I-TYPE 6 is now capable of a top speed of 200mph (over 320km/h).
Jaguar TCS Racing is preparing to start the new 2023 season with a renewed and distinctive visual identity. Jaguar I-TYPE 6’s new asymmetrical livery design features a unique color palette now comprising carbon black, satin white and sophisticated gold accents. The cars driven by Mitch Evans and Sam Bird, confirmed for the third consecutive season at the wheel of Jaguar single-seaters, are now more captivating than ever
The next generation of Formula E cars will also continue to provide an excellent proving ground for both Jaguar TCS Racing and Jaguar Land Rover. The team will continue its process of development and innovation in new cutting-edge technologies to achieve more and more victories in the Championship; at the same time it will transfer all the learnings from the track regarding electric propulsion technologies, sustainability and advanced “software” to road cars.
Innovation of the new Jaguar I-TYPE 6
The innovation and technology transfer from the I-TYPE 6 will support Jaguar’s transformation into a fully electrified modern luxury brand from 2025. An integral part of its Reimagine strategy, participation in a zero-emissions motorsport competition with the car most sustainable racing car in the world demonstrates Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to zero tailpipe emissions and to achieve zero carbon dioxide emissions in its supply chain, products and operational processes by 2039 .
Jaguar TCS Racing is preparing to start the new 2023 season with a prestigious award. It recently obtained the FIA Three-Star Environmental Accreditation, the highest rating awardablewhich confirms all the hard work done by the team in the correct management of environmental practices, continuously striving to improve existing processes.
Lots of news ahead of the new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 championship
In view of the new season, the team will be able to count on the support coming from a new partnership: Wolfspeed has been confirmed as Official Power Semiconductor Partner. This collaboration actually builds on the existing relationship between Wolfspeed and the team since 2017, which has seen the use of advanced Silicon Carbide technology to accelerate efficiency and performance on the track. The partnership with Wolfspeed, also recently announced by Jaguar Land Rover, will ensure the supply of silicon carbide semiconductors for the next generation of inverters for electric vehicles. Both collaborations will support technology transfer and track-based learnings to road cars, with a focus on efficiency.
After two successful years with the team, Micro Focus also renews its collaboration as Official Technical Partner. Its advanced software and services, such as IDOL and Vertica Analytics Platform, are seamlessly integrated into the operational phases of the team, thus enabling the collection and processing of a vast amount of data, which generates more accurate forecasts for the decisions of major importance to be taken during competitions. For the team this has led to more points, podiums and victories.
Wolfspeed and Micro Focus Add to Existing Portfolio of World-Class Partners, Including Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Global Leader in IT Services, consulting and business solutions continuing its multi-year sponsorship of the team. GKN Automotive, Dow and Castrol as well as suppliers Alpinestars and Uncommon support Jaguar TCS Racing’s relentless pursuit of performance and innovation.
For the first time this new season, Jaguar will supply its high-performance powertrain technology to British team Envision Racing, effectively bringing Jaguar-powered Formula E cars on the grid to four.
Jaguar TCS Racing will take to the streets again in Mexico City on 14 January 2023 for the first of 17 races in 12 different cities.
After Jaguar TCS Racing’s biggest points haul in last season’s Formula E and Mitch Evans’ second place finish in the World Drivers’ Championship, the British team is working hard to be ready to fight once again for the title of the World 2023.
Let’s see the statements of the team!
Here are the statements of James Barclay, general manager of the Jaguar TCS Racing team:
Launch day is always a moment of great pride and excitement for Jaguar TCS Racing, this year more than ever as we enter the Gen3 era of Formula E.
Season 9 is shaping up to be the most exciting and competitive yet, with a new type of racing car, the Jaguar I-TYPE 6, the addition of iconic cities to the racing calendar and the new car design our team has transformed into a work of art, in perfect harmony with our modern luxury vision of Jaguar.
We are thrilled to welcome Wolfspeed to our team as Official Power Semiconductor Partner. Their expertise in Silicon Carbide technology will play a vital role in the performance of our powertrains.
With our Title Partner, Tata Consultancy Services, along with new and current players, we have a truly formidable portfolio of partners, each supporting the team and applying their expertise to scale up sustainable technologies.
As we head into our seventh season in Formula E, I’ve been reflecting on how far we’ve come as a team. Beyond its successes on the track, Jaguar TCS Racing has a vital role to play and we are privileged to play our part in supporting Jaguar’s transformation into a fully electrified brand from 2025.
I am incredibly proud of the results we achieved last season, we scored the most points ever, but we know we can do better and we are ready to compete to win the World Championship. We have great faith in the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 and in the strength of our talented team and I am very much looking forward to seeing what this season holds for us.
Here are the words of Mitch Evans, lead driver of the Jaguar team:
Last season was my best season, which I finished second in the World Drivers’ Championship, so in 2023 we are determined to do even better.
The new Jaguar I-TYPE 6 will give us so much more in terms of power and speed; The team and I have worked tirelessly to maximize these two aspects effectively and use them to our advantage. Formula E is a very demanding competition, but I’m already looking forward to the season kicking off in January to fight to the end and try to win both the Drivers’ and Teams’ World Championships.
Sam Bird, another driver of the team, also shared some statements:
Last year was full of ups and downs for me, and I couldn’t finish the season due to an injury. I’ve used the break from racing to do some sort of reset, to come back stronger than before and I’m more than ever eager to do well with the team. We have concentrated all our efforts on the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 and I can’t wait to get back on track for my third season and show everyone what we can do
Finally, here are the words of Jay Cameron, senior vice president and general manager of Wolfspeed:
The collaboration with Jaguar TCS Racing in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship will support our shared goal of bringing trackside innovation to the everyday road and will enable Wolfspeed to support Jaguar TCS Racing in the fight for the ultimate title.
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