21 March 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Jaguar TCS Racing head to São Paulo for their Brazilian debut this week for round six of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.
Brazil is home to a collection of racing heroes and motorsport success. For the first time, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship enters the Brazilian Hall of Fame, writing a new chapter in the nation’s motorsport history. São Paulo becomes the first city in Brazil to host an all-electric E-Prix and is the third new race track in Season 9. A prime destination for Carnival lovers, the Anhembi Sambadrome will be transformed from a parade of colour, music and Samba into a high-speed, electric showcase for the passionate Brazilian crowd.
Off the back of a difficult race in Cape Town, Jaguar TCS Racing are raring to get back to the grid and continue to build points and momentum in the world championship. The time between rounds five and six has given the team at Jaguar TCS Racing opportunity to assess areas of improvement and prepare for a Brazilian debut in this soulful city.
Jaguar TCS Racing sit sixth in the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship teams’ standings.
James Barclay, Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal: “As a team, we are really looking forward to racing in São Paulo for the first time in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. Brazil has an incredible motorsport history and is renowned for its extremely passionate and knowledgeable fans so it’s an honour to be racing here in São Paulo. We have demonstrated that the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 has very good pace and efficiency, so will be focussed on maximising this to build points and momentum in round six in São Paulo. Despite the challenges, the past couple of races have been important for us to continue to learn and further develop both our new car and processes in this new Gen3 era. The team and I am really looking forward to São Paulo; this is a vibrant city with an incredible atmosphere so we will enjoy the challenge of this new and exciting street circuit.”
Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9: “Cape Town was frustrating for me, I felt I was in a strong position to progress further in the race but just missed out on points. This has been a productive month to reset, focus and get excited about round six. I have heard a lot about the atmosphere and crowd in São Paulo, it sounds incredible, so I hope we can give Brazil and our supporters a great race.”
Sam Bird, Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #10: “It was difficult not being able to race in South Africa, it was an amazing location with an incredible backdrop. I am fired up and ready as ever to go again in Brazil, another location filled with fans that I am determined to deliver a strong performance at and take the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 back into the points!”
Phil Charles, Jaguar TCS Racing Technical Manager: “As we head to São Paulo, we move to a street venue, which was used in IndyCar from 2010 – 2013, and really is a fantastic track. It’s quite different to Hyderabad and Cape Town in that it features four long straights each with big braking zones. The drivers will need to build their confidence on the brakes and system settings will need to be optimised to avoid costly tyre lockups. The weather may also play its part as the area often enjoys heavy rain showers around race time in March. With 11 corners, a 2.93k track length and 31 laps of racing, it’s going to be a great event in São Paulo.”
Jaguar TCS Racing will compete in round six of the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship in São Paulo, Brazil on 25 March at 14:00 local time.