James Barclay, Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director:

“We said that we would reset at the start of the European season, so to start that off with a historic win in Rome is a fantastic feeling and testament to the hard work of the team and the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed since our return to racing in 2016 to our first ABB FIA Formula E victory. We are fortunate to have incredible partners and I would like to thank Panasonic, Viessmann and GKN for their continued support.  

“We head to Paris with confidence from the win in Rome and will be aiming to maintain the positive momentum. Our focus remains firmly on scoring points at every race for the rest of the season. Mitch is the only driver to have scored at each E-Prix and that will continue to be our focus. Alex made a fantastic race debut for the team in Rome and we will be working closely to target his first points for Panasonic Jaguar Racing.”

Mitch Evans, #20:

“Rome was a really special race for me; my first win for the team, the team’s first win in Formula E and Jaguar’s first international motorsport win since 1991. Heading into Paris with that momentum and confidence behind you feels amazing. Quickly the focus switches to the next race and ensuring we continue that performance. Rome proved that qualifying high up the grid is critical so that will be our aim in Paris.

“The win in Rome propelled me to fourth in the driver standings – just four points off the championship leader – so every point is crucial when the championship so tight.

“Paris is a great race track – right in the centre of the city along the Seine, which always makes for an exciting race when you’re racing in such an iconic location. I’ve been back in the simulator this week and can’t wait to get back on track.”

Alex Lynn, #3:

“It feels amazing to be back in Formula E, with this racecar and with Jaguar coming off the back of Mitch’s win in Rome. All you want as a driver is a car capable of winning races and we have that now. It gives me huge confidence in the pace of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 and I’ll be looking to convert my first points for Panasonic Jaguar Racing in Paris.

“Joining Panasonic Jaguar Racing for their first win in ABB FIA Formula E was fantastic to be a part of. The atmosphere was amazing, and I’m excited to see what I can bring to the team in Paris and through the rest of the season.”


Source: Memac Ogilvy PR