Jaguar Racing reveals new Jaguar I-TYPE 5 electric race car
Jaguar Racing has revealed the electric single-seater I-TYPE 5 that features a new powertrain developed in-house, which will run for the next two seasons. Jaguar Racing engineers have focussed on efficiency gains, reduced weight and lowered the centre of gravity of the I-TYPE 5’s powertrain. New suspension will provide greater adjustment from track to track and a more efficient invertor will improve switching speeds and performance. The state-of-the-art invertor also features 24 carat gold due to its highly conductive properties.
The drivers are Sam Bird, who has won races in every Formula E season, joins the British team this season, and Mitch Evans, who has been with Jaguar Racing since it joined the all-electric championship in 2016.
Dow, a leading materials science company, has become an Official Partner to the team and brings material expertise and a pioneering spirit to the Jaguar Racing team through its polyolefin, polyurethanes acrylic, specialty chemical and silicone technologies and its newly announced MobilityScience platform which is designed to enhance the customer experience by tailoring technologies, products, and services from across Dow businesses to the transportation industry. The platform is pursuing accelerated growth by addressing mobility mega-trends with material science innovation and enabling a seamless experience for Dow’s customers and partners.
Dow join Jaguar Racing’s leading partner line-up that includes GKN Automotive, Viessmann, Castrol and Official Suppliers Alpinestars and DR1VA.
Jaguar Racing is also debuting a new prototype race seat made from sustainably sourced TYPEFIBRE. It will be tested at speed in different temperatures, loads and environments around the world as part of the team’s Race to Innovate mission – sharing the benefits of race technology with road cars and in turn Jaguar customers.
“Season seven is a very exciting year for Jaguar Racing and for Formula E,” says James Barclay, Jaguar Racing team director. “It’s the first season Formula E boasts World Championship status and is Jaguar Racing’s fifth season in the world’s fastest-growing global motorsport.
“Jaguar Racing has worked harder than ever to create the most efficient, state-of-the-art race car and it is fantastic to be able to unveil it to our customers, fans and partners. This season we also welcome Sam Bird into the Jaguar Racing family and he is already settling in very well. Both Sam and Mitch are hugely motivated along with the rest of the team for the season ahead. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new partner Dow. The countdown is now on until we’re back out on track in Santiago and we will be pushing for points, podiums and wins.”