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Calado to make FE debut with Jaguar

James Calado will make his single-seater return with Jaguar Racing in the 2019/20 FIA Formula E as he partners Mitch Evans at the squad. 

The upcoming season will be Calado’s first in single-seaters since 2013 where he drove for ART Grand Prix en route to third in the standings.

It means the top four from the 2013 GP2 season have all raced, or will race, in Formula E. Sam Bird, who finished third, is now in his sixth season at the Envision Virgin Racing squad while Felipe Nasr and Fabio Leimer have made a handful of appearances.

The 30-year-old has been racing in GTE Pro in the World Endurance Championship, winning the GT World Endurance Championship in 2017 and also taking a class victory in the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Calado said: "This was one of the most sought-after seats in Formula E and I’m extremely proud to have been offered it. Jaguar’s motorsport history is iconic and to be a part of this team in Formula E is a great opportunity for me. Although electric racing is new to me, I’m confident in my own single-seater experience to secure some great results for the team. Expectations are high and I can’t wait for the first race in Diriyah in November.”

Team director James Barclay said: “I would like to welcome James to the Panasonic Jaguar Racing Formula E team. His experience in multiple formulas and outright pace will be a huge asset to the team. We learnt how to win as a team last season and we are hungry for more. To be successful in Formula E you need two drivers who can compete for podiums at every race. With Mitch and James we can look to build on the success of last season by securing even more points, podiums and wins."

Photo Courtesy Jaguar Racing

 

Jack Amey

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