Jaguar TCS Racing Is Gearing Up For Its 1st Home Race In Hyderabad This Weekend

  • Feb 7, 2023
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India is on the Formula E Map for the first time ever in the sport’s nine-year history

Formula racing is taking to the streets of India in the form of the 2023 GREENKO Hyderabad E-PRIX, where the lights will go green on Saturday. It will be extra special for the Jaguar TCS Racing team, for it is part of the Tata Group and TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) being its title partner, it’ll be sort of a homecoming for the team this weekend.

Being one of the four new tracks added to the season nine roadmap of the Formula E-PRIX, Hyderabad’s inaugural race will be an interesting and challenging one for all teams. This is the first outing ever for Formula E in the country and also the first time ever that a global race is taking place on the streets of India instead of a designated racetrack. 

Currently competing in its seventh Formula E season, Jaguar is off to a decent start this year. With just three races in, the team has already bagged a podium spot and two double points finishes in the last two rounds that took place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. 

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Hyderabad will host the fourth round, out of a total of 17 this season, and will also mark the debut of Jaguar’s Gen-3 I-TYPE 6 racing vehicle in India. The technology used in the vehicle will be shared with upcoming electric Jaguars starting 2025. 

Two motors power the latest generation version of the Formula E race car: one 250kW motor at the front and one 350kW motor at the rear; which combined together double the regenerative capability of the Gen2 model. With a power output of 476PS, these vehicles will go all the way up to 322kmph. 

Both Jaguar drivers, Mitch Evans and Sam Bird, will go into the weekend with high hopes, and here’s what Phil Charles, Technical Manager, Jaguar TCS Racing had to say about the race: “The team has spent valuable time working on the simulator to familiarise ourselves with this new track. It looks fantastic: it has decent tarmac with just a few bumps from the start/finish line on the way up to T1. There is a complex and interesting entry to T3, and several corners have tricky combined entries and exits. On top of that, we will experience ambient temperatures of around 30 degrees so it will be a challenge for the drivers. With a high average power duty cycle around the lap, it will also be hard on the tyres and car mechanicals. Overtaking looks possible into T3 and T6 so it should be an exciting race.” 

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The race weekend will start with the first free practice session scheduled for Friday, February 10. The qualifying and the main race will be flagged off on the next day (February 11), and if you haven’t already, you can still book tickets to the event.

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