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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 will see entrants compete in a race prepared Jaguar I-PACE, maintained by Jaguar's Special Vehicle Operations team, with the races taking place on the same weekends and at the same circuits as the Formula E championship.[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
Official websitejaguar.com/i-pace-etrophy
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

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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], setting out its role as the first FIA-sanctioned international production-based electric vehicle series and as support series to Formula E.

CarEdit

Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
 
CategoryJaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
ConstructorJaguar Land Rover SVO
Technical specifications[5][6][7][8]
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

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.[9]

On 11 January 2018, it was announced that Michelin would be the official tire supplier for the series.[10]

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.[11]

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 within classes. The VIP driver competes under the Guest class and is ineligible to score points.

Teams and driversEdit

On 28 November 2017, it was announced that Rahal Letterman Lanigan was to be the first team to confirm entry to the I-PACE eTROPHY.[12] The team confirmed that they will run two cars in the series.[13] Jaguar Brazil Racing, Team Asia New Zealand and TWR Techeetah have subsequently joined them in the Pro class.[14][15][16]

Viessmann Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY Team Germany, Jaguar China Racing and Saudi Racing currently compete in the Pro-Am class.[17][18][19]

VIP drivers compete exclusively in the Jaguar VIP Car which can be spotted on track by its race car number – 1.

Complete list of VIP driversEdit

Season Date Event Driver Pos.
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

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 About The Car". Jaguar UK. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY | Learn More About The Car". Jaguar. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Jaguar I-PACE Brochure" (PDF). Jaguar UK. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  8. ^ "eTROPHY Championship Bulletin Rome (CB013)" (PDF). FIA Formula E. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  9. ^ Viknesh Vijayenthiran (20 November 2016). "2019 Jaguar I-Pace spy shots". Motor Authority.
  10. ^ RACER (11 January 2018). "Michelin named tire supplier for Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY series". Racer Media & Marketing Inc. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Ad Diriyah Timetable" (PDF). 4 December 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2019.
  12. ^ Beer, Matt (28 November 2017). "Rahal's team first to enter Jaguar I-PACE Trophy FE support series". autosport.com. Autosport Media UK. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  13. ^ Fair, Asher (30 November 2017). "Formula E: Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing commits to Jaguar support series". beyondtheflag.com. Fansided Inc. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Sergio Jimenez and Caca Bueno join Jaguar Brazil Racing for I-PACE eTROPHY". MotorsportWeek. 25 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Team Asia New Zealand joins I-Pace eTrophy". RacingNewsWorldwide. 20 November 2018.
  16. ^ Kalinauckas, Alex (14 December 2018). "TWR name revived as Techeetah enters Jaguar I-PACE eTrophy". Motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  17. ^ "German I-PACE eTROPHY Team Confirms Entry". e-racing365. 9 November 2018.
  18. ^ Release, News. "Two-Car Team China Entry Confirmed – e-racing365". e-racing365.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  19. ^ "Jaguar to make history with all-electric race series". Jaguar Racing. 11 December 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2019 – via mailchi.mp.

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