Jaguar Land Rover’s graduate electric racing team wins championship title
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover graduate electric race team, Driven, claimed the Greenpower F24+ championship trophy in a nail-biting final race of the 2018 season.
Finishing third on the day the team, claimed the title in a fiercely contested finale as four teams vied for the trophy at Rockingham Motor Speedway.
The team knew going into the weekend that no mistakes could be made if they were going to win the championship. With one of the best cars on the grid in ZeV, which had been consistent throughout the season, the team was confident of their chances.
The whole championship season came down to a final 60 minutes of racing on a wet track. The Jaguar Land Rover ZeV race car, driven by Tom Plester in his final race for the team, made a good start from the grid but found itself down in third place early on, trailing one of their main rivals.
With rival team Stealth winning the race in the final moments, it seemed the Driven team were destined for second place overall again. But a stroke of luck saw their rivals lose the lead meaning the ZeV car just needed to finish the race to claim the honours.
Congratulations to the Driven team on claiming the 2018 Greenpower F24+ electric endurance race title. The team has worked hard throughout the season aiming to improve the ZeV race car's efficiencies throughout the season and the work has paid off.
The team use the same battery packs and powertrain components as the other teams in the championship, but can use their wealth of skills and abilities to find efficiency gains to improve the car.
Driven do much more than bring together Jaguar Land Rover's graduates and apprentices, as they also participate in a number of CSR activities helping to inspire the next generation of engineers.