June 21, 2024
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JAGUAR TCS RACING SECURE HISTORIC ONE-TWO FINISH IN MONACO

Mitch Evans led home Nick Cassidy for a historic one-two finish for Jaguar TCS Racing around the streets of Monaco – motorsport’s most iconic street circuit – in Round 8 of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. This first win for Jaguar in Monaco comes on the same weekend it committed to be a manufacturer with Jaguar TCS Racing in the GEN4 era of Formula E through to 2030.

After a strong performance in the Qualifying Duels, both drivers lined up on the second row of the grid, with Nick in third and Mitch in fourth. Having swapped positions at the first corner, Evans and Cassidy were one-two after 11 laps. The team and drivers perfectly managed the strategy which saw Mitch first extend his lead while Nick kept the field at bay, and then reversed roles, before Mitch moved to the front again on lap 17. Despite two safety cars, which eventually led to two laps being added to the race, Mitch and Nick brought their Jaguar I-TYPE 6’s to the chequered flag. To cap off a perfect race, Nick also scored an additional point for the fastest lap of the E-Prix.

The result sees Jaguar TCS Racing extend their lead in the Teams’ World Championship by 44-points, with Nick Cassidy moving up to second place, and Mitch Evans to fifth place.

James Barclay, Managing Director, JLR Motorsport and Jaguar TCS Racing Team Principal: “I am so incredibly proud of all the team today. The way the team and drivers worked together was exemplary and the unity demonstrated by every single member of our group enabled us to make history here in Monaco. This was an incredibly strategic race, and the team executed it to perfection. We have two highly intelligent and fast racing drivers in Mitch and Nick, but their strength under pressure and teamwork enabled us to achieve what we did here today.

“We’ve made history and broken a number of records – Jaguar’s first win in Monaco, Mitch’s first win in the Principality and Formula E’s first ever 1-2 on the streets of Monte Carlo. A moment we will remember forever that is also now cast in Jaguar’s fabulous history.”

Mitch Evans, Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #9: “Today has been amazing. A one-two for Jaguar is incredible but to do it in Monaco makes it even more special. I’ve led the race here in Monaco many times and have achieved podiums on the streets of Monte Carlo but to have my first win of Monaco and of the season has come at such a good time for me. I need to keep scoring big points consistently and I hope that I can keep this momentum heading into Berlin.

“Most importantly, this win is for Colin Giltrap and his family. Colin has supported my career for over 20 years and I wouldn’t be racing and following my dreams without him.”

Nick Cassidy, Jaguar TCS Racing driver, #37: “Mitch was a deserving winner of the Monaco E-Prix. I was lucky enough to be in this position with him the other way around last year, so I am so happy for him and for everyone here at Jaguar TCS Racing this year. We had the performance today on my side of the garage, we struggled slightly more in practice and qualifying but we were there when it counted, so great team result overall. We can all be really proud of our efforts today.”

Round nine and ten of the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship take place in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May.

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