The long wait is finally over for New Zealand’s Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy, who are getting their 2024 Formula E World Championship season underway at this weekend’s Mexico City E-Prix.
The duo join forces in a ‘Kiwi dream team’ at Jaguar TCS Racing for their campaigns, with a combined career record of 15 wins, 37 podiums, 11 pole positions and 1,076 championship points to their credit.
Cassidy has competed for Jaguar customer team Envision Racing for the past three seasons and will be making his debut for his new outfit on the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez circuit.
“After months of preparation and getting to know my new team, I can’t wait to compete in my first race for Jaguar TCS Racing,” he said. “Mexico is a fast, challenging track but one we all look forward to as drivers.
“We are looking to start the season with the strongest possible result to kick off our 2024 World Championship campaigns in the best way.”
Evans has been with the team since it began in 2017, finishing second in 2022 and third in 2023. He says he’s prepared to start the challenge of working towards elusive championship honours.
“Heading into my eighth season with Jaguar TCS Racing, I’m excited to get back onto the track to start our 2024 campaign in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” said Evans.
“Last season, we came so close to becoming World Champions – we are ready to give it everything in Mexico City and will come out fighting.”
Jaguar finished as runner-up in the Teams’ Championship last season, falling 12 points short of Envision, whom Cassidy helped guide to the title with victory in the final race.
Managing Director James Barclay says, “In the 2023 season of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, we took the fight for both the Drivers’ and Teams’ World Championship right down to the final two races of the season, as we have for the past three years.
“Whilst we narrowly missed out, it was a fantastic season for the team and demonstrated the performance of the Jaguar I-TYPE 6 that both ourselves and our customer team finished first and second in the World Championship with our most successful Formula E car to date.
“Our sights and focus are now firmly on the upcoming season, our eighth in Formula E, where we will be working as hard as we can to clinch the Teams’ World Championship title.
“Nick has settled into the team very well, with both him and Mitch showing great pace in Valencia.
“We will be looking, as everyone is, to start the season off at the Mexico City E-Prix in the best possible way with a strong-points finish, but we never underestimate the competition in Formula E. The team have been working tirelessly on and off the track to ensure we are prepared for lights out on Saturday.”
Evans topped his new teammate in testing to go fastest in Valencia last October, with Cassidy going second quickest.
The Mexico City E-Prix begins at 8.00 am on Sunday and will be shown live on Sky Sport 5.