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Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy

The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY is a battery electric zero-emission international motor racing series supporting the FIA Formula E Championship which started in late 2018.[1] The series sees entrants compete in a race prepared Jaguar I-PACE, with the races taking place on selected Formula E weekends.[2][3]

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY logo-1024x276.png
CategoryOne-make racing stock production car by Jaguar
CountryInternational
Inaugural season2018–19
ClassesPro, Pro-Am, Guest
Drivers20 (max)
Tyre suppliersMichelin
Drivers' championBrazil Sérgio Jimenez (Pro)
Saudi Arabia Bandar Alesayi (Pro-Am)
Official websitejaguar.co.uk/jaguar-racing/i-pace-e-trophy/
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

OverviewEdit

The series was announced on 12 September 2017 at the Frankfurt Autoshow by chairman of Jaguar Racing Gerd Mäuser and Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag.[4]

CarEdit

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
 
CategoryJaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
ConstructorJaguar Land Rover SVO
Technical specifications[5][6][7]
ChassisAluminium
Length4,855 mm (191.1 in)
Width2,145 mm (84.4 in)
Height1,525 mm (60.0 in)
Wheelbase2,990 mm (117.7 in)
Electric motorJaguar dual motor 4WD
Total peak power output of 400PS and 700Nm of torque
Battery90 kW·h lithium ion
Power325 kW (436 bhp)
Weight2,054 kg (4,528 lb)
(mandated minimum)
2,149 kg (4,738 lb)
(combined weight with driver)
BrakesBespoke AP Racing system
11-settings Bosch Motorsport ABS
Tyres22-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport (all conditions)
Competition history
Debut2018 Ad Diriyah ePrix
Drivers' ChampionshipsPro:
2018-19:   Sérgio Jimenez
Pro-Am:
2018-19:   Bandar Alesayi

The I-PACE racecar (carrying the same name as the series itself) was built by Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations, and developed from the road going Jaguar I-PACE.[1] Both the road going and racing versions of the I-PACE benefit from electric drive technology developed as part of Jaguar Racing's I-TYPE Formula E program.[8]

On 11 January 2018, it was announced that Michelin would be the official tire supplier for the series.[9]

FormatEdit

The series operates an 'Arrive and Drive' package for up to 20 drivers at each race, including a different VIP driver at every venue.[1]

Much like its parent series, the race weekend begins on the day before an ePrix with a shakedown session. It's usually the first on-track activity of the whole weekend. Unlike Formula E, the free practice session is also held on this day. A 30-minute qualifying session along with the race is then held the next day. Races are scheduled for 25 minutes + one lap.[10]

For the 2019–20 season, Jaguar adopted the "attack mode" system from its parent series.[11]

Teams and driversEdit

Drivers compete in three classes – Pro, Pro-Am and Guest. Only the Pro and Pro-Am drivers are eligible to score points in Drivers' Championship. Championship points are given separately for the Pro and Pro-Am class. The Guest class is reserved for a VIP driver who is ineligible to score points. There is no separate Teams' Championship to compete for.

The inaugural season saw eleven full-time entries with four teams entered in the Pro class and three teams entered in the Pro-Am class. Sérgio Jimenez from Jaguar Brazil Racing became the Pro Champion, while Bandar Alesayi from Saudi Racing won in the Pro-Am competition. There were nine different VIP drivers, with Alice Powell being the most successful, finishing fifth at the 2018 Ad Diriyah ePrix.

Complete list of VIP driversEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Jaguar charges up I-Pace with all-electric race series". Jaguar Land Rover. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  2. ^ "History In The Making". Jaguar Land Rover. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Jaguar launches I-Pace races to dispel 'boring' image of electric cars". Telegraph Media Group. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  4. ^ Sheehan, Sam (12 September 2017). "Jaguar I-Pace eTrophy racing series to support Formula E next year". autocar.com. Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY | Learn More About The Car". Jaguar. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Jaguar I-PACE Brochure" (PDF). Jaguar UK. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  7. ^ "BULLETIN No 13 - R05 Rome" (PDF). FIA Formula E. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  8. ^ Viknesh Vijayenthiran (20 November 2016). "2019 Jaguar I-Pace spy shots". Motor Authority.
  9. ^ RACER (11 January 2018). "Michelin named tire supplier for Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series". Racer Media & Marketing Inc. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Ad Diriyah Timetable" (PDF). 4 December 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  11. ^ Kilshaw, Jake (10 September 2019). "Ten-Race Schedule Revealed; Attack Mode Confirmed". e-racing365. Retrieved 16 November 2019.

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