Panasonic Jaguar Racing go into the fourth race of the season in high spirits as the team heads to Mexico City.
After enduring a couple of tough races in Marrakesh and Santiago,
everyone associated with the team has a podium finish in their sights this time
out in the Mexican E-Prix.
With recent successes at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez,
the team are in confident mood of adding to their points haul this weekend, drivers
Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr. ready themselves to take on the 2.093km, 17
Speaking ahead of the race weekend, Team Director James
Barclay said the team is focusing on having a good qualifying session after struggling
during the session in Chile.
“If we are to compete for a podium finish, we must
capitalise on the potential of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 and optimise qualifying,” he
“Our progress through the field has been impressive
throughout the start of the season, and that is hugely promising for us. We
will continue to push for our first podium finish of the 2018/2019 season.”
New Zealander Mitch Evans was also in bullish mood ahead of
Mexico, after recovering from tough starts from the last two races to secure
valuable points for the team. He added:
“In Mexico we will be concentrating on getting qualifying
right so that we put ourselves in the best position to compete for a podium.”
Nelson Piquet Jr. is also looking to have a strong weekend as
he aims to improve on his fourth place finish in last year’s race. He says: “I
like the track in Mexico City and the Jaguar I-TYPE has always performed well
there. We have a fast race car, but we must convert potential to points on the
track. Santiago taught us that we must fight aggressively and qualifying will
There was more good news for the support race series, as
Jaguar Racing announced that DHL would become its Global Logistics Partner for
the I-PACE eTROPHY. With more than 35 years of motorsport transportation
experience, DHL will be tasked with organising all the logistics for the I-PACE
race cars, ABB charging systems, garages, spare parts and technical equipment.
I-PACE eTROPHY Championship Manager Marion Barnaby, said she
is extremely proud to welcome DHL to the fold, adding:
“As we follow the races around the world, the role of DHL is
imperative to the success of our race series. They are global leaders in
logistics and with an international championship travelling to four continents
we have the best possible partner.”
FanBoost for the race in Mexico City is now open, so take a
moment to show your support for either Mitch Evans or Nelson Piquet Jr. Each
vote counts, as the top five drivers will benefit from an extra boost in the
final 25 minutes of the race, which could prove vital in helping the team
secure a podium place they desire.