Nick Cassidy will partner Mitch Evans at Jaguar Racing for the 2024 Formula E season.
Cassidy, who finished second in the 2023 championship, joins Jaguar for his fourth season in the electric racing series. He replaces Sam Bird, who spent three seasons at the British racing team.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Jaguar TCS Racing team for the 2024 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship and I am looking forward to racing for a team like Jaguar that has such a successful motorsport history,” Cassidy said.
“This season has been my most successful to date, so I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 and fight for points, podiums and wins. Looking forward to having Mitch as a team-mate, we have known each other since we were kids and have raced against each other for years, so I’m proud that we will be racing together and hope to continue to put New Zealand on the map in motorsport.”
Cassidy joined Formula E in 2021 after six seasons racing in the Japanese Super GT and Super Formula. In his debut season, racing for Envision Virgin, he finished 15th in the championship and took two podium finishes. He claimed his first victory the following year in New York before a title challenge in 2023.
This season, Cassidy claimed four victories, including the final race of the season, and missed out on the championship by 30 points to Andretti’s Jake Dennis.
“We are thrilled to announce that Nick Cassidy has joined Jaguar TCS Racing,” said team principal James Barclay. “Nick’s record speaks for itself and is someone we have always had our eye on back to his time racing in Japan.
“Since joining Formula E, he has gone from strength to strength and his 2023 season was very impressive. Nick was highly motivated to join the team and we are proud to welcome him to the Jaguar family.
“We head into the new season with one of the strongest driver line-ups on the grid and paired with the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 and our talented team we will be looking to once again challenge for both the Drivers’ and Teams’ World Championship titles.”
Cassidy replaces Bird at Jaguar – the same driver he replaced when Cassidy joined Envision.
After three seasons with Jaguar, Bird described 2023 as “disappointing”.
“On the whole, this season has been fairly disappointing for me, with a lot of wasted opportunities early on but I have to take the positives – the pace has been strong, I’ve had for podiums, scored nearly 100 points and finished eighth in the championship ahead of some big names.
“It’s bittersweet to be leaving the team, the past few years have had their fair share of ups and downs, but I want to take the opportunity to say thank you to the team for everything, and I look forward to what the future holds.”
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