Jaguar TCS Racing looking to build upon strong season-opening performance in double-header 2024 Diriyah E-Prix

Jaguar TCS Racing return to the track on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January for rounds two and three of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Racing under the lights of Diriyah holds positive memories for the team, having previously secured three podiums and a race win at this track. Jaguar TCS Racing drivers Nick Cassidy and Mitch Evans have been working hard with the team to ensure that they can build on the result from the 2024 opening round in Mexico City, where the drivers finished P3 and P5 respectively, to put the team on 26 points, second in the World Championship.

Sébastien Buemi, racing for Jaguar’s customer team Envision Racing, helped round out the top 5 in Mexico with a P2 finish, once again demonstrating the Jaguar powertrain’s proven performance in the Gen3 era of Formula E.

The Diriyah Circuit is positioned within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the drivers required to navigate the 21 high speed turns within the city’s historic walls. A robust energy management strategy around the streets of Diriyah is crucial. The 2.495km track has a combination of technical and high-speed sectors including the notable long back straight which in the past has been the scene for slipstreaming and overtaking into the following chicane at turn 18.

With the city plunged into darkness, the circuit will be illuminated with the latest in low power LED technology for 39 laps of high intensity racing on Friday and Saturday.

Lights go green at the Diriyah E-Prix at 19:00 SA time on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January 2024. Catch the action on the SuperSport Motorsport channel.

James Barclay, Managing Director of JLR Motorsport and Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal: “As we look ahead to Diriyah, it is vital we build on our solid form in Mexico to ensure we hit the ground running for the double-header under the lights. We are in a good place following Mexico, second in the Teams’ World Championship with both drivers already securing strong points for Jaguar TCS Racing, however there is still work for us to do as a team to ensure we keep pace with our competitors and ensure we can compete for strong points and podiums.”

“Diriyah is a track we have had success at before – it provides some very specific challenges but is one we enjoy and is an exciting Formula circuit. The team have been working tirelessly back at our base in Kidlington to ensure we are in the best position possible heading into the weekend.”

Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9: “Mexico City was a tough opening race physically, but to finish P5 was great and a testimony to the team’s hard work pre-season, and across the whole weekend. The car felt great, especially in qualifying, I think we’re in a good place ahead of Diriyah.”

Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #37: “Mexico was a great start to my first season with Jaguar TCS Racing. To secure a podium and fastest lap in my debut race is really positive and I’m now looking forward to building on this momentum in Diriyah.”