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. The series sees entrants compete in a race prepared Jaguar I-PACE, with the races taking place on selected Formula E weekends.
|Category||One-make racing stock production car by Jaguar|
|Classes||Pro, Pro-Am, Guest|
|Drivers' champion|| Sérgio Jimenez (Pro)|
Bandar Alesayi (Pro-Am)
|Category||Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY|
|Constructor||Jaguar Land Rover SVO|
|Length||4,855 mm (191.1 in)|
|Width||2,145 mm (84.4 in)|
|Height||1,525 mm (60.0 in)|
|Wheelbase||2,990 mm (117.7 in)|
|Electric motor||Jaguar dual motor 4WD|
Total peak power output of 400PS and 700Nm of torque
|Battery||90 kW·h lithium ion|
|Power||325 kW (436 bhp)|
|Weight||2,054 kg (4,528 lb)|
2,149 kg (4,738 lb)
(combined weight with driver)
|Brakes||Bespoke AP Racing system|
11-settings Bosch Motorsport ABS
|Tyres||22-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport (all conditions)|
|Debut||2018 Ad Diriyah ePrix|
2018-19: Sérgio Jimenez
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. 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.
The series operates an 'Arrive and Drive' package for up to 20 drivers at each race, including a different VIP driver at every venue.
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.
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
|Complete list of VIP drivers|
|2018–19||15 December 2018||Ad Diriyah ePrix||Alice Powell||5|
|16 February 2019||Mexico City ePrix||Salvador Durán||Ret|
|10 March 2019||Hong Kong ePrix||Darryl O'Young||6|
|23 March 2019||Sanya ePrix||David Cheng||7|
|13 April 2019||Rome ePrix||Luca Salvadori||8|
|27 April 2019||Paris ePrix||Archie Hamilton||Ret|
|11 May 2019||Monaco ePrix||Anthony Beltoise||7|
|25 May 2019||Berlin ePrix||Jens Dralle||10|
|13 July 2019||New York City ePrix Race 1||Mark Hacking||Ret|
|14 July 2019||New York City ePrix Race 2||DNS|
|2019–20||22 November 2019||Diriyah ePrix Race 1||Reema Juffali||10|
|23 November 2019||Diriyah ePrix Race 2||Reema Juffali||Ret|
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