Panasonic Jaguar Racing has unveiled the concept livery for its I-TYPE 3 Formula E car, which will make its debut in season five of the all-electric championship.
“This is a really exciting day for Panasonic Jaguar Racing as we take the next step on our electrification journey,” said James Barclay, Team Director, Panasonic Jaguar Racing.
“We joined the championship so that we could take learnings from Formula E and directly transfer them from race to road to help shape future electric vehicles for Jaguar Land Rover. The concept livery of the Jaguar I-TYPE 3 is a progression from this season’s race car which we will unveil later this year. In parallel we remain very focused on this season and continuing the positive progress we are making as a team. We are looking forward to racing in Rome in front of passionate Italian motorsport fans.”
Nelson Piquet, who drives the team’s No.3 entry, tested the Gen 2 car last month, and said that early signs are promising. “The car made a promising, reliable start, but there is a lot of development to do before we start racing at the end of this year,” he said.
The Gen 2 Formula E car has more power than its predecessor; a bump to 250kW for qualifying representing around 335bhp, and 200kW being available for the race. Battery improvements mean that the cars will go a full race distance for the first time, ending the current practice of mid-race car swaps, while an LED Halo will be introduced in line with new FIA regulations.
Formula E’s fourth season continues this weekend with the inaugural Rome ePrix.