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|Team principal(s)||James Barclay|
|Current series||Formula E|
|Former series||Formula One (2000–2004)|
Nelson Piquet Jr. |
Jaguar Racing is the name given to Jaguar's racing interests. It made its Formula E debut ahead of the 2016–17 Formula E season. It was previously a Formula One constructor that competed in the FIA Formula One World Championship from 2000 to 2004.
|Full name||Jaguar Racing F1 Team|
|Base||Milton Keynes, United Kingdom|
David Pitchforth |
|Previous name||Stewart Grand Prix|
|Next name||Red Bull Racing|
|Formula One World Championship career|
|First entry||2000 Australian Grand Prix|
|Final entry||2004 Brazilian Grand Prix|
It was formed from the purchase by Ford of Jackie Stewart's Stewart Grand Prix Formula One team in June 1999. Ford renamed the team Jaguar Racing as part of its global marketing operations to promote their Jaguar premium car company. Despite this branding, they continued to use Cosworth engines in the cars, no Jaguar engineering was involved. The team in 2000 was managed by Wolfgang Reitzle, who was then head of Ford's Premier Automotive Group. The extra funding and publicity brought by becoming Ford's own team were obvious from the first race of the year. The team hired 1999 world championship runner up Eddie Irvine to partner former Stewart driver Johnny Herbert, but the results that season did not match the results that Stewart had been able to achieve in 1999. Reitzle stepped down and was replaced by American racing champion and successful team owner Bobby Rahal for 2001.
Results did not improve in 2001, and appointment of three-time FIA F1 World Champion Niki Lauda in the middle of the year did not help team morale, with the team sliding further back in the field. An abortive attempt to bring McLaren's ex-technical director Adrian Newey to Jaguar further destabilised the team, and conflict between Rahal and Lauda led to Rahal's resignation.
2002 was even worse under Lauda's stewardship, with only a resurgence later in the year in terms of results. Ford's board of directors were beginning to have major issues with the costs and benefits of running the team in Formula One, especially as it did not feature the parent company brand. Funding was reduced for 2003. Lauda and 70 other staff were made redundant, and a 2-year timeframe was given to show possible benefits.
2003 saw an improvement of form for the team, directed by John Hogan, as it benefited from good management and a more efficient usage of resources (in particular, using a wind tunnel near the factory compared to one in California). 2004 saw a stabilisation of results, but the team was unable to challenge for points on a consistent basis. Jaguar's Formula One parent company, Ford, issued a polite ultimatum as part of a reduction in sport involvement internationally. In particular, because Jaguar did not advertise the core Ford brand, there was little return of value from the enormous amount of money invested, so funding was reduced from Ford itself. Ford chose to sell the operation near the end of 2004 despite a more consistent showing in its previous two years. In mid-November 2004, energy drink company Red Bull confirmed that they had purchased the Jaguar Formula One team from Ford as an ongoing outfit. The new team, named Red Bull Racing, used the chassis and engine that would have been Jaguar's 2005 Formula 1 challenger for its first season.
In Jaguar's final season, the team received publicity when two of the team's mechanics, having won an inflatable donkey from the movie Shrek from a give-away on a fizzy drink can, photographed it around the paddock at several races and set up a website for the pictures. After the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix, Bernie Ecclestone, Max Mosley, much of the sport's management, and every driver except Michael Schumacher signed the donkey, and the mechanics announced their intention to auction it on eBay and donate the proceeds to charity. For the 2004 Monaco Grand Prix, Jaguar's cars were fitted with newly designed nose cones to promote the film Ocean's Twelve. Steinmetz Group diamonds worth in excess of $250,000 USD were attached to the nose of each car, one of which allegedly went missing after Christian Klien's first lap crash.
Drivers included Eddie Irvine from 2000–2002, Johnny Herbert in 2000, Luciano Burti for a few races in 2001 and the Austrian Grand Prix in 2000, Pedro de la Rosa in 2001 and 2002, Antônio Pizzonia in 2003 until Hockenheim, Mark Webber in 2003 and 2004, Justin Wilson from Hockenheim to the end of 2003, and Christian Klien in 2004.
On 19 August 2016, it was announced that Jaguar would bring A1 GP champion Adam Carroll, Le Mans champion Harry Tincknell and 2012 and 2014 GP3 champions Mitch Evans and Alex Lynn to the pre-season test at Donington Park, with plans for a team launch on 8 September 2016. Carroll and Evans were subsequently signed to the team and Panasonic was named as the team's main sponsor. In October 2016, Gorillaz guitarist Noodle became Jaguar's global ambassador, following a commercial that shows her driving in an electric open-wheeled car, before getting out and saying the experience can be improved. For the 2016-17 Season, Jaguar would finish 10th in the points standings, with a best result being a double points finish of 4th and 8th at the 2017 Mexico City ePrix.
For the 2017-18 season, Jaguar re-signed Mitch Evans and 2014-15 champion Nelson Piquet Jr. moved to the team, replacing Adam Carroll. At the season's first event in Hong Kong, Jaguar scored points in both of the weekend's races and took their first podium in the series when Mitch Evans was moved up to third following a post race disqualification of Daniel Abt.
Sports car racing
The Jaguar XJR Sportscars were a series of sports prototypes that competed in the World Sportscar Championship and IMSA GT Championship between 1984 and 1993. They claimed the World Sportscar Championship in 1987, 1988 and 1991, and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona in 1988 and 1990.
Swiss-based racing outfit Emil Frey Racing currently fields two Jaguar XK Emil Frey G3s in the Blancpain GT Series, more specifically the Endurance Cup. The car is an in-house development by Emil Frey Racing, with approval from Jaguar, that conforms to full FIA GT3 regulations. It has competed in the endurance races of the Blancpain GT Series since 2014, and although has not been directly stated by the team, is expected to compete in the series again through the 2017 season.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2000||R1||Cosworth CR-2 3.0 V10||B||AUS||BRA||SMR||GBR||ESP||EUR||MON||CAN||FRA||AUT||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||USA||JPN||MAL||4||9th|
|2001||R2||Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10||M||AUS||MAL||BRA||SMR||ESP||AUT||MON||CAN||EUR||FRA||GBR||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||USA||JPN||9||8th|
|Pedro de la Rosa||Ret||Ret||Ret||6||8||14||12||Ret||11||Ret||5||12||Ret|
|Cosworth CR-3 3.0 V10
Cosworth CR-4 3.0 V10
|Pedro de la Rosa||8||10||8||Ret||Ret||Ret||10||Ret||11||11||9||Ret||13||Ret||Ret||Ret||Ret|
|2003||R4||Cosworth CR-5 3.0 V10||M||AUS||MAL||BRA||SMR||ESP||AUT||MON||CAN||EUR||FRA||GBR||GER||HUN||ITA||USA||JPN||18||7th|
|2004||R5||Cosworth CR-6 3.0 V10||M||AUS||MAL||BHR||SMR||ESP||MON||EUR||CAN||USA||FRA||GBR||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||CHN||JPN||BRA||10||7th|
- † – Driver did not finish the Grand Prix, but was classified as he completed over 90% of the race distance.
Complete Formula E results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2016–17||Spark-Jaguar I-Type 1||M||HKG||MAR||BNA||MEX||MON||PAR||BER||NYC||MTR||27||10th|
|2017–18||Spark-Jaguar I-Type II||M||HKG||MAR||SAN||MEX||PDE||ROM||PAR||BER||ZÜR||NYC||119||6th|
|3||Nelson Piquet Jr||4||12||4||6||4||Ret||Ret||Ret||12||Ret||Ret||7|
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- "Jaguar names Panasonic as title sponsor of its Formula E team". 8 September 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
- "Nelson Piquet Jr joins Jaguar for season four". fiaformulae.com. 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
- "Abt loses first FE win after disqualification". Eurosport.com. 3 December 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
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- "Emil Frey Racing | Official Site of Blancpain GT Series". www.blancpain-gt-series.com. Retrieved 2017-01-05.
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