Motorsport

Panasonic Jaguar Racing: An insight into I-PACE

Panasonic Jaguar Racing has released the latest instalment of its Innovation Unwrapped series, showcasing the transfer of technology from its Jaguar I-PACE model into the eTROPHY Championship.

The all-electric I-PACE was voted 2019 World Car of the Year and sits at the heart of Jaguar’s electric revolution.

The video provides an insight into Jaguar’s all-electric performance SUV and how much technology it shares with the eTROPHY race car.

The team behind Panasonic Jaguar Racing

Panasonic Jaguar Racing has profiled some of the Formula E team’s lesser-known members as part of a new video.

Released on the back of Mitch Evans’ win at the recent Rome E-Prix, the video features an interview with the driver as well as a number of other behind-the-scenes figures, including the Performance Energy Engineer, Assistant Team Manager and Performance Coach.

 

Industry Shorts: ECB, COPA90, NFL, Formula E, ITV

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s non-executive directors have recommended that the governing body’s current Chairman, Colin Graves, should remain in the role for an additional six-month period, until November 2020.

The extension will allow Graves (pictured) to oversee the first season of The Hundred, a new ECB competition that will form a key component of a new five-year strategic plan that has been dubbed ‘Inspiring Generations’.

The recommendation will be put to the ECB’s membership for consideration at the organisation’s annual general meeting on 7th May.

CSM Live and Formula E in sustainable signage first

The ABB FIA Formula E Championship will roll out new sustainable branding and trackside signage for the remaining races of the electric car-racing series’ 2018/19 campaign after linking up with global branding supplier CSM Live.

The division of the CSM Sport & Entertainment marketing and branding agency was tasked with developing non-PVC material to reduce plastic production and waste at Formula E events.

Motorsport UK in major governance reforms

Motorsport UK has announced major changes to the administration of motorsport in the UK, following an extraordinary general meeting of the Royal Automobile Club in London.

The governing body has adopted new articles of association, which bring it in line with Sport England’s Code of Governance and best practice.

The move will see the Motorsport UK Board become the ultimate decision-making body in the governance of UK motorsport - historically the role of the Motorsport Council. 

Formula E set for London return

Formula E has confirmed its global series will return to London in 2020 with a new venue around the Royal Docks and ExCeL.

The electric racing series last appeared in the capital in 2016, when the London ePrix took place for a second successive year in Battersea Park.

The stage was subsequently discontinued amid opposition from the local community to the disruption caused to the site.  

F1 and Netflix launch new docuseries

Formula 1 and Netflix have revealed further details of a 10-part behind-the-scenes docuseries that will launch on the platform next month.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive will debut worldwide on Friday, 8th March, with F1 promising it will “reveal the true story of the sport, […giving] fans a real insight into the personal lives of their heroes on and off the track.”

Extreme E off-road Racing set for 2021

A new electric off-road racing series has launched as an offshoot of Formula E.

The five-race Extreme E series will see electric sport utility vehicles compete in extreme environments around the world.

The fully-funded venture will be operated in association with Formula E, organisers of the ABB FIA Formula E Championships. It has been spearheaded by Formula E Chairman Alejandro Agag and fellow leading motorsport figure Gil de Ferran.

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