Panasonic Jaguar Racing today announced inaugural FIA Formula E Champion Nelson Piquet Jr as the newest member of the team at an exclusive live show hosted at our UK Design headquarters.
Piquet will join Panasonic Jaguar Racing drivers Mitch Evans and Ho-Pin Tung this month for the team’s second season in Formula E. The addition of the defending champion to the driver line-up will put the team in a strong position for the start of season four when official testing gets under way in Valencia next month.
Nelson Piquet Jr said: “It’s a great honour to join Panasonic Jaguar Racing. Jaguar has such a strong history in motorsport and it’s an exciting time to become part of the team. Their commitment to electric motorsport is inspiring and I’m looking forward to working with the team.”
Mitch Evans said: “After such a great season it's fantastic to be continuing with Panasonic Jaguar Racing in season four. As a team, we are moving in the right direction, and I can't wait for the kick off in Hong Kong.”
The announcement was made at Jaguar’s live RE:CHARGE event alongside the reveal of the team’s new racecar. Official reserve driver and Le Mans LMP2 Winner, Ho-Pin Tung, joined hosts Amanda Stretton and George Lamb to unveil the Jaguar I-TYPE 2. With a dynamic new livery design and a significant number of technical upgrades, the Jaguar I-TYPE 2 begins the next evolutionary cycle in Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s #RaceToInnovate.