Jaguar TCS Racing will begin their campaign for the 2023 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship on Saturday 14 January, as the season opener and first race of the Gen3 era takes place in Mexico City.
Lights go green at 14:00 local time at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, which will see the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 make its race debut as the all-electric race series enters the Gen3 era, encompassing new technical, sporting and financial regulations. Jaguar’s new race car is the fastest, lightest and most efficient to date.
Putting the new car through its paces and competing against 20 other drivers will be Jaguar TCS Racing’s experienced duo, New Zealander Mitch Evans and Briton Sam Bird. The drivers are no strangers to the racetrack, with Mitch Evans victorious in 2020, and Sam Bird achieving a podium and significant points hauls in previous visits. This year, the drivers will need to execute their skills across the long straights, challenging corners and the new chicane section through the now famous Foro Sol stadium.
Following the new race format, drivers will battle it out over 36 laps of the racetrack, as opposed to last season which saw the race determined by a set amount of time.