Mitch Evans and Nick Cassidy return to action with the first double-header of the 2024 Formula E season in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, this weekend.
Both Kiwis began their seasons well in Mexico, with Cassidy taking a podium and setting the fastest lap on debut for the team, while a superb defensive drive saw Evans hold fifth.
The results leave Jaguar TCS Racing second in the Teams’ Championship standings, only 2 points behind Porsche Formula E Team.
“As we look ahead to Diriyah, it is vital we build on our solid form in Mexico to ensure we hit the ground running for the double-header under the lights,” said Team Principal James Barclay.
“We are in a good place following Mexico, second in the Teams’ World Championship, with both drivers already securing strong points for Jaguar TCS Racing. However, there is still work for us to do as a team to ensure we keep pace with our competitors and ensure we can compete for strong points and podiums.
“Diriyah is a track we have had success at before it provides some very specific challenges but is one we enjoy and is an exciting Formula circuit. The team have been working tirelessly back at our base in Kidlington to ensure we are in the best position possible heading into the weekend.”
Evans has finished on the podium before in Diriyah, claiming third in 2020’s season opener. He finished in the points in both of 2023’s races and said he is looking to build on the momentum from Mexico.
“Mexico City was a tough opening race physically, but to finish P5 was great and a testimony to the team’s hard work pre-season and across the whole weekend,” said the 2012 GP3 Series Champion. “The car felt great, especially in qualifying. I think we’re in a good place ahead of Diriyah.
Cassidy recognises the significance of his podium on debut with Jaguar and is seeking his first-ever Formula E podium in Saudi Arabia.
“Mexico was a great start to my first season with Jaguar TCS Racing,” he said. “To secure a podium and fastest lap in my debut race is really positive, and I’m now looking forward to building on this momentum in Diriyah.”
Coverage of the opening practice on the Diriyah Street Circuit begins at 3.55 am on Friday (NZ time), with the first qualifying session at 1.00 am on Saturday, followed by Race 1 at 5.00 am.
Race 2’s qualifying begins at 1.00 am on Sunday, with the race starting at 5.00 am later that morning.
Sky Sport will have live coverage of all sessions.