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 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.
|Category||One-make racing stock production car by Jaguar|
|Classes||Pro, Pro-Am, Guest|
|Drivers' champion||Sérgio Jimenez|
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, setting out its role as the first FIA-sanctioned international production-based electric vehicle series and as support series to Formula E.
|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|
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.
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. The team confirmed that they will run two cars in the series. Jaguar Brazil Racing, Team Asia New Zealand and TWR Techeetah have subsequently joined them in the Pro class.
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
|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|
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